What You Can Buy With a Literal Ton of Cash

With more and more financial transactions being conducted electronically, it's easy to forget the physicality of money. What a dollar weighs, or a pile of them. So just for fun, let's start piling up the Benjamins and see what a pound -- or 10, or 100, or a ton -- of C-notes will buy.

'Instant' mansions all the rage

During the Great Depression, it took about one year to build the entire Empire State Building from top to bottom (well, I guess it was actually...