What is the purpose of the ridges on the edges of coins? Without ridges, it is possible to scrape some shavings of metal off coins without being obvious. In the days when coins were made of silver or gold, a person could otherwise have made a good but illegal living from shaving coins and selling the precious metal.
One out of two credit reports has an inaccuracy. One out of every five has an inaccuracy bad enough to spoil a person’s credit.
In some American cities it costs as much as $900 per month to rent a place to park your car.
In Japanese corporations, the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) is paid an average of 17 times as much as the common workers. In America, the average CEO gets 100 times as much as the workers. During difficult financial times, in companies that have to lay off 100 workers, perhaps they should fire the boss instead. I’m sure the 100 workers produce more profit and I think if they pooled their thoughts, they could run things at least 100 times better than the average American CEO. In fact, one good worker from the trenches might do a better job of decision-making, and he might be quite happy with a salary of only two or three times as much as he was getting.
It costs the average family about $10,000 US dollars per year to raise a child, so that’s $180,000 by the time the child turns eighteen. At the present rate of inflation, a baby born today will cost its parents $295,000 for college.
Three out of every four businessmen who have achieved success but don’t feel they earned it properly, have taken up excessive drinking.
You have probably heard that tall men and women get better jobs and more pay than shorter folks. Another study has determined that heavy people also earn slightly more than their slim counterparts.
For every degree Fahrenheit you lower your thermostat in a typical home, you’ll save 2.5 percent of your heating bill.
Several years ago a boy in South Africa discovered a nice diamond. He traded it for what he wanted most: 500 sheep, some oxen and a horse.
CARAT – in diamonds, there are 142 carats per ounce – or one-fifth of a gram.