Category: money

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The…

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.

“­W­e­ invented money and we use it, yet we cannot…understand its laws or control its actions. It has a life of its own.”

– Lionel Trilling, literary critic

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice…

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice…

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

James Randi offered one million US dollars to anyone who could…

James Randi offered one million US dollars to anyone who could demonstrate supernatural or paranormal ability. The offer lasted for over 50 years and no one was successfully able to claim it.

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They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s a dog in…

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s a dog in Colombia that would certainly argue with that. The clever pooch started paying for biscuits with tree leaves after seeing students pass banknotes to a food stall attendant in exchange for the tasty treats. He decided to try it for himself one day, and after getting the result he wanted, he’s been doing it ever since.

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When Tater Tots first hit store shelves in 1956, people did not…

When Tater Tots first hit store shelves in 1956, people did not buy them because they were very inexpensive and there was no perceived value. When the price was raised by stores, people began buying the product.

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Many of the fee-based pornography sites were bought by a man…

Many of the fee-based pornography sites were bought by a man named Fabian Thylmann and were made free to watch, gaining revenue through ads instead. He is the reason we have access to so much free online porn.

The alleged Copyright holders of the song “Happy Birthday”…

The alleged Copyright holders of the song “Happy Birthday” collected approximately $2 million a year for decades until the court declared the song to be in the public domain in 2016.

American garbage truck drivers have an average annual salary of…

American garbage truck drivers have an average annual salary of $40,000, greater than the nationwide average of $30,000 among all high school graduates.

In 2002, a 19-year-old garbage man won $15 million in lottery….

In 2002, a 19-year-old garbage man won $15 million in lottery. He spent it all on drugs, gambling and prostitutes and became garbage man again.