"Nineteen billion?!" It was an exclamation thrown around the tech world this week when Facebook announced it purchased the megapopular messaging app WhatsApp  for a total that is $18 billion more than what the social networking site paid for Instagram in 2012. Though the feel-good backstory of the app's founders  and speculation as to why Facebook would make the purchase in the first place , have people intrigued, it's that staggering number that keeps people buzzing.
Of course, a fine Internet citizen wanted to share with the world just how jaw-dropping this transaction is by creating the Tumblr Things That Are Cheaper Than WhatsApp , detailing things that could've saved Facebook some money. Among the astronomically pricey items that still don't quite reach WhatsApp levels, the shiny Hubble Telescope , pictured above.
Read on for more things that can't hold a candle to the valuation of the world's most popular messaging app.
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