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 […]
On the surface, it seems too incredible to actually be a fraud. There is the barest hint of the possibility of truth, that you find yourself thinking, “Maybe I really am a […]
Aside from the monarchy, one would be hard-pressed to think of anything more iconically British than the clock in the Elizabeth Tower of Westminster Palace. Its massive bell, Big Ben, has been […]
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.
Amadeo P. Giannini was proud of the Italian heritage he inherited from his immigrant parents. Although born in California as an American citizen, Giannini was raised to value the culture of his […]
The average career of a National Football League (NFL) player is slightly more than three years. In those years, the average earnings is about $4 million after taxes. Despite this impressive amount […]
The Vatican Bank (officially known as the Institute for the Works of Religion) is the only bank in the world that allows the user to select “Latin” as the language of choice. […]
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 […]
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) has been credited with calling compound interest the eighth wonder of the world. Whether he actually said that is a matter of debate, but the fact that he believed […]
Everyone likes money because of the value it has in itself. Coin collectors like certain kinds of money because of rarity or historical value. Every once in a while, currency comes around […]
Where does the Tooth Fairy get all that money she leaves under children’s pillows? The original source of that wealth remains a mystery, but the evidence suggests that she keeps it invested […]
As President Harry Truman’s daughter, Margaret, played the piano one day, she was startled as one leg of the piano suddenly dropped through the floor of the White House residential level. Engineers […]
The smallest actor in the movie The Wizard of Oz was Dororthy’s dog, Toto. The tiny pooch did not draw the smallest salary, however. Each of the actors who played the Munchkins earned […]
Toyota and Rolls-Royce both manufacture automobiles, but the end result is quite different. A 2016 Toyota Camry costs about $24,000 and takes 13 hours to build. In comparison, a 2016 Rolls-Royce […]
The oil used by jewelers to lubricate watches and clocks costs about $3,000 per gallon. Thanks to Factened for this fun fact!