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Bringing Borat's Bounty Home

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CATTLE-RICH Cohen Rehashing a Turkish Internet phenomenon and making red state fratboys and rodeo attendees look gullible on film is apparently worth $26.4 million, minimum (with a limited theatrical release, no less). So proves Sasha Baron Cohen with his yukfest, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. With all the emotional distress Borat has caused the jew-hating, sister-pimping people of Kazakhstan, Borat would do well to give a lil' something back to his motherland. Here's what $26.4 million will get you in the former Soviet Republic (note: prices calculated at the current exchange rate of 133 Tenge/U.S. dollar):

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• 2,324,000 kilograms of unrefined livestock meat

• 767,123 kilograms of sausage

• Vet/health expenses for two million cattle

• Feed for 24.5 million kilograms of cattle

• 23,333 tons of wheat (market price)

• Snow furrowing 5,773,195 hectares of wheat

• 3,720,340 hours with a prostitute (city center)

• 7,440,680 hours with a prostitute (rural village)

SOURCES: CIMMYT, UNESCO

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