And Is America building a Death Star?
Getting car insurance for a young driver can be eye-wateringly high but spare a Getting car insurance for a young driver can be eye-wateringly expensive, but spare a thought for the rogue smuggler who commands a ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. It’s safe to say that young smugglers wouldn’t have had the Millennium Falcon as their first ship.
It’s estimated that, in the real world, the annual premium on the Millenium Falcon would cost £198,709.02. As with car insurance, there are several factors that cause the premium to be so high. According to Admiral, the insurance company to provide the quote, the high price is due to one of the named drivers being a Wookie. The insurer warned that it was unable to offer breakdown cover for a ship in a galaxy far, far away.
A spokesperson for Admiral told MailOnline: ‘They would need to consider the age of the vehicle, the fact the main driver is a smuggler and he probably has more than one driving conviction – we heard that his vehicle made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.’
Facts about the Millenium Falcon
Make: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Model: YT-1300F light freighter/smuggling ship
Registration number: YT 492727ZED
Class: Light Freighter
Length: 34.75 metres (114.0ft)
Height: 7.8 metres (26ft)
Maximum speed: 1050 km/h (652 mph) or 75 MGLT (megalight per hour; subluminal speed)
7 Previous owners
Keeping on the Star Wars theme, back in 2013, a petition was sent to The White House demanding that they build a Death Star. More than 34,000 people had signed the petition, stating that it would create jobs and strengthen defence. As with the UK government, The White House is obliged to respond to petitions over a certain number of signatures, and the response is priceless.
Unsurprisingly, a senior US government official said the Obama administration “does not support blowing up planets”. Brilliant response!
Facts about the Death Star
Make: Imperial Military Department of Advanced Weapons Research
Model: DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station
Class: Space battle station
Width: 160 kilometers
Crew: 342,953 Imperial Navy and 25,984 Stormtroopers
We wonder if these people had properly thought through the building of a planet-destroying ship. The cost is the first issue. According to Centives, on steel alone, it would cost $852,000,000,000,000,000. And insurance would also be another issue to be considered. Is it a vehicle? Could it be classed as a residence? Is it an office? Would they need liability insurance? There seem to be a lot of (painful) questions for anyone wanting to take on this mammoth task, let alone the bank balance to match.
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