Interesting to see how the world's inventory of extracted gold is divvied up. The United States' gold reserves are far greater than any other country.
A few weeks back, a restaurant receipt went weirdly viral on Twitter, because it was, well, wow. I was personally thrown by the "scare quotes" around the "spaghetti" which apparently $80 per "serving." After looking at the menu for Miami's Nusr-Et Steakhouse, at least that part made a little more sense. Because apparently the "spaghetti"… READ THE REST
Over the weekend, customs officials at India's Delhi Airport nabbed two men attempting to smuggle gold under their toupées. Several others were arrested for smuggling gold using more traditional methods such as sewing it inside their underwear and jamming it up their butts. The men were flying in from Dubai. From India TV: Identified as… READ THE REST
The world would be better off without gold mines, argues JP Koning. What would happen if mines (which are big polluters) stopped producing 3,000 tonnes of gold annually so we had to make do with what we already have (around 190,000 tonnes)? We already have enough to meet our needs for electronic circuitry and other… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST