Category Archives: Money

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

00 Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the gut, where they synthesize vitamins and process nutrients in the diet to keep the body healthy. These microbes and their genes, collectively known as… Read More »

Blue Diamond ‘Worth Tens Of Millions’ Discovered

00 A massive diamond with a possible price tag of more than £36m has been discovered at a mine in South Africa. The 29.6 carat blue diamond, described as being “exceptional”, was dug up at the Cullinan mine near Pretoria – owned by Petra Diamonds. Chief executive Johan Dippenaar said: “The stones in the last… Read More »

Well, Bitcoin is crashing

00 This post below is interesting, especially when you consider BitCoin’s current value and that its value on 11/18/2018 was $5,538.64 dollars for one BitCoin. … It had to happen some time: Bitcoin is crashing. The price of the crypto-currency tumbled nearly 21 percent on Friday to $877.46 on trading site Mt. Gox and has… Read More »

Someone Just Bought $148 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

00 Someone just transacted $148 million worth of Bitcoin. That’s about 195,000 Bitcoins. We say transacted because there is no way of knowing whether any money actually changed hands. The Bitcoins were transferred from several Blockchain “addresses” to another single address. Addresses are basically routing numbers, and an individual’s Bitcoin wallet can contain multiple addresses.… Read More »

US Government Being Sued for Tax Fraud

00 One private citizen in Georgia has reportedly filed a civil suit recently against the government for tax fraud. No attorney contacted has accepted an assistance request, saying, “[I] have never heard of this kind of suit.” …if any response was given at all. The plaintiff who has not commented publicly is rowing the boat… Read More »

Oregon bartender gets $17,500 tip

00 One of Aurora Kephart’s regulars at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips her with Keno tickets from the Oregon Lottery. On Tuesday evening, the man who wishes to remain anonymous asked Kephart to choose two. When she checked the numbers, Kephart’s first ticket won $5. The second turned into a $17,500 gratuity.… Read More »

Study finds poverty reduces brain power

00 Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on Thursday. The mental strain could be costing poor people up to 13 IQ (intelligence quotient)… Read More »

Are the Rich Jerks? See the Science

00 The rich really are different from you or me. They’re more likely to behave unethically. That’s the finding of a group of studies by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The research shows that people of higher socioeconomic status are more likely to break traffic laws, lie in negotiations, take valued goods from… Read More »

Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

00 Dubai’s government will pay residents in gold for losing those extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. … The 30-day weight-loss challenge was launched on Friday to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when the faithful refrain from eating and drinking during… Read More »

PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion

00 When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off. The Pennsylvania PR executive’s account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800. That’s $92 QUADRILLION (and change). Money that would make Reynolds — who also sells auto parts on eBay in his spare time — the richest man in the world by… Read More »

“Happy Birthday”: Who Owns the Rights?

00 Usually, “Happy Birthday” is a happy, celebratory song that often precedes cake and ice cream. But it might soon become part of a contentious legal battle. Jennifer Nelson, the president and owner of the New York based Good Morning to You Production Corp., is producing a documentary about the history of “Happy Birthday to… Read More »

Solve a math puzzle, win $1 million

00 The Beal Prize was funded by Andrew Beal, a prominent banker who is also a mathematics enthusiast. An AMS-appointed committee will award this prize for either a proof of, or a counterexample to, the Beal Conjecture published in a refereed and respected mathematics publication. The prize money — currently US$1,000,000 — is being held… Read More »

Flawless diamond sells for record $26.7m at auction

00 A flawless diamond has set a world auction record, selling for $26.7m (£17.5m). The rare Botswana-mined 101-carat diamond was sold at a Christie’s auction in Geneva. It was bought by the Harry Winston firm and beat the previous record set by the 76-carat Archduke Joseph diamond, which sold for £21m (£13.8m) in November 2012.… Read More »

Video: One Ton of Gold Seized in Small Car

00 www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Ilh5iUQIb4s One Ton of Gold Seized in Small Car: On the Scene – YouTube. In some places people can’t trust banks with their money, so some keep their riches elsewhere. It is not impossible to save up over ones working years, invest well, run a business and thereby legitimately obtain $50 million in gold.… Read More »

Study: More than 300,000 homes are foreclosed zombies

00 RealtyTrac for the first time analyzed data on zombie properties after a Reuters’ special report in January examined the special problem of zombie titles, Blomquist said. Reuters revealed the plight of people who walked away from their homes not realizing that their names remained on the deed and that they were financially liable for… Read More »

Could the Banksters Grab Your Bank Deposits?

00 … The recent news about Cyprus banks confiscating depositor’s funds sent chills throughout the financial world here and abroad. I couldn’t believe that the plan in Cyprus hinged on the idea that the bank could just steal customer’s funds to balance the bank’s books. I muttered to myself when I read the story that… Read More »