Quote fromQuote fromMe and my friend calculated that if each black in the game was 3 feet by 3 feet and you each slot in you inventory (excluding crafting slots and armor) was filled to the maximum with gold blocks your character would be carrying roughly 173.1 tons (non-meteric) of gold.
Notch, please explain.
Your calculations are off; the true number is far more awesome.
1 m^3 of gold weighs 19.3 tonnes (21.3 US tons). One stack of gold would weigh 1235 tonnes (1362 tons). Twenty-seven stacks of gold would weigh 33,350 tonnes (36770 tons). To put that in perspective, that's as much as FIFTY EIGHT fully-laden Airbus A380s. Or, four hundred and seventeen thousand people.
That's right, our hero can lift 417,000 times his own body weight.
Thank you for redoing the math correctly.
GOLD IS HEAVY.
If my numbers are correct ($1390.98/oz this morning), our minecraft friend can carry $1,636,682,707,200 in gold.