Category Archives: Money

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

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 the… Read More »

Blue Diamond ‘Worth Tens Of Millions’ Discovered

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 year… Read More »

Someone Just Bought $148 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

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. So… Read More »

Oregon bartender gets $17,500 tip

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. “The… Read More »

Video: One Ton of Gold Seized in Small Car

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. This… Read More »

Study: More than 300,000 homes are foreclosed zombies

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 taxes… Read More »

Could the Banksters Grab Your Bank Deposits?

… 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 something… Read More »