What Are the Most Ridiculous Government Expenses?

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An absolutely ridiculous waste of taxpayer money was the creation of "Robosquirrel". This robotic squirrel was designed to see if wagging the squirrel's tail would prevent rattlesnake attacks. It was designed to look, act, and smell just like a real squirrel. The project was funded by a $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.