As summer ends and students return to school, it is appropriate to take a moment and reflect on one of the things that is as indispensable to studies as notebooks and backpacks: […]
The island of Yap has coins that are so big that it takes 20 men to carry one. In 2004, Austria released a €100,000 coin, consisting of 31.103 kg (68.6 lbs) of […]
People are used to using Airbnb for renting a room or a house for a few nights away from home. If you need a little more space — or perhaps you just […]
Although there are some who believe Finland doesn’t really exist, for those who actually go there, they will discover some steamy relief from the country’s cold winters. Within Finland’s borders, there are […]
Long before the Dot-Com Bubble of the closing years of the 20th century, the world experienced another period of wild economic speculation. It took place in Europe in the 17th century. The […]
If you are looking for a quiet, out-of-the-way place to get away from it all for your next vacation, there are endless options. If you don’t mind spending a little extra cash, […]
By all accounts, Thelma Pearl Howard was a woman of modest means. She died on June 10, 1994, just 16 days short of her 80th birthday. Her closest friends and family thought […]
Those who choose to dine at Damon Baehrel’s restaurant can expect fine food, unique menu items, and a memorable experience. They can also expect to wait. And wait. And wait…. Baehrel’s restaurant, […]
We expect successful actors to be paid massive sums to star in our favorite films, but have you ever considered how much they earn, relative to the amount of dialogue they actually […]
The most valuable item known to have been shipped by U.S. mail was the Hope Diamond. It was shipped from a New York City jewelry store on November 8, 1958, and sent […]
In today’s era of multi-million dollar salaries for professional sports figures, it might surprise you that even the wealthiest of modern athletes cannot hold a candle to the best-paid sportsman of all […]
Diamonds may still be a girl’s best friend, but they can no longer claim to be the hardest substance on earth. As of 2005, that distinction is now claimed by bucky balls.
We refer to something outlandishly expensive as “costing an arm and a leg.” Perhaps a better comparison would be the cost of a unit of blood.
Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) was one of the wealthiest man in the world. In 1966 the Guinness Book of Records named him as the wealthiest man on the planet with a fortune of […]
They say home is wherever you hang your hat. If you are the Sultan of Brunei, your home has enough space to hang the hats of a sizeable percentage of the human […]