Let's admit it: a real-life Death Star would be pretty cool, and we're one step closer to its reality, thanks to a petition calling on the United States to begin construction of this moon-sized megaweapon. It has achieved over 25,000 signatures, which according to the rules of the Obama administration's "We the People," requires a response directly from the White House.
The petition barely made its requirements, though, receiving a total of 27,184 signatures. The petition calls on the US government to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016." The petition hit 25,000 signatures today, just a day before it would reach its 30-day expiration date.
However, while the White House will be addressing the petition, don't expect a positive response at all. It would cost around $852 quadrillion (that's 15 zeroes) to build a Death Star, and it would take about 800,000 years to produce the steel and other materials needed to assemble it, but you can't deny that plenty of jobs would be created.
In the end, the petition doesn't have a lot of traction at all, and we're 99.9% sure that the White House will throw it out, along with other petitions such as six US states wanting to secede, impeaching the president, and deporting "everyone who signed a petition to withdraw their state from the United States of America."