Category: strange


Weird Studies – Why Do We Waste Money On Stuff Like This?

Taller People Earn More Money. Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug. Pretty people make more money; ugly men make the least. Seriously – these are findings of studies about money, not headlines from The Onion. A friend of mine sent out a link to this article on Twitter yesterday, so I knew I had […]


The “12 Days Of Christmas” Items Are Only A Little More Pricey This Year.

Did you know there was such a thing as the Christmas Price Index, which figures out what it would cost to buy all the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” song? Me neither. Well, I just read that it only climbed 0.9% from last year because of the falling price of birds. Yes, you […]


To Save Energy, California To Limit The Size TV You Can Buy.

I don’t have much to say, really, but I will say that I think this is absurd. Yes, I am an environmentalist. And yes, I am a liberal who is OK with some government regulation. But not selling certain size TV’s to customers in order to save some energy? Ridiculous. On November 18th the California […]


Why Rent Books For Free When You Can Pay For Them Instead?

In the category of “what a waste of money“, a company has come out with a book rental service that acts like Netflix, except for 2 things – 1. It costs more money and 2. I already have a place I rent books from – it’s called the library. And the library lets me borrow […]


Why Do We Use “Bacon” And “Dough” When We Talk About Money?

From a TRowePrice newsletter I found the other day, pretty interesting facts: Bacon – Meat was expensive in the early 1900’s, and it was common, should a family want to impress its guests, to buy a bit of pork and show it off by hanging the bacon in the kitchen. The inference was a sign […]

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