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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but sometimes your tax dollars pay for stupid things. OK, maybe you knew that already. But did you know that the government paid researchers $3 million to play World of Warcraft? And that's not even the worst thing on this list. Check out some of the most absurd things governments have wasted money on here.

Jetpacks For Firefighters In Dubai
Jetpacks For Firefighters In Dubai

Maybe it's no surprise that the country that gave its policemen Ferraris, Mercedes and Bugattis decided to outfit their firemen with jetpacks. They've been working on the plan since 1981, and though they've yet to use them in the field, the government feels they could be useful in rescuing people trapped in skyscraper fires.

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