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Post of the day #9

Visualizing the US Debt in stacks of $100 bills. This one is a must see.

Click here to view it– if the image is too small click on it again to view, and scroll down to see more.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in Money, Post of The Day

 

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Post of the day #8

Dubai has made some quite impressive shaped islands as seen below, and now we even have a picture of how they do it. (Click images to view larger)

 

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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Post of the day #7

A video of all the airline traffic in the U.S. in 24 hours.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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Post of the day #6

How big would other planets appear to us if they were as close as the moon?

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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Post of the Day #5

How do you disguise the fact that your chicken wings aren’t wings at all? Just change the spelling from “wings” to “wyngz” and the government won’t mind a bit. Stephen Colbert went after DiGiorno’s “Pizza and Boneless Wyngz” combos during a “Thought for Food” segment on his show, “The Colbert Report,” earlier this week, accusing the company of using the bizarre spelling to cover up the fact that the chicken wasn’t wing meat.  Turns out he was right. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted about it: “The FSIS allows the use of the term ‘wyngz’ to denote a product that is in the shape of a wing or a bite-size appetizer type product under the following conditions.” Conditions? Here are just a few: The poultry has to be white chicken, the product can’t contain any wing meat, and no other misspellings are permitted. Yeah, one horrible misspelling is probably enough in this case.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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Post Of The Day #4

Apparently this bike shop is starting the trend that will make the Fed profitable again.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in Hobbies, Money, Post of The Day

 

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Post of the day #3

Were STOP signs ever yellow?
Yes – in fact, yellow was the standard color for STOP signs for nearly 30 years.

The first STOP sign appeared in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. There were a variety of colors used for STOP signs until the late 1920s, when the background color was standardized on yellow for maximum day and night visibility. Remember that this was a number of years before the invention of glass-bead retroreflectorization for sign faces, so a red sign looked very dark at night.

By 1954, signmakers were able to use durable fade-resistant red coatings for sign faces, so the background color of the STOP sign was changed to the red color you see today. This change also served to distinguish the regulatory STOP sign from yellow warning signs, and also made the color consistent with that of red traffic signal indications, which for decades had used red to signal “stop”.

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Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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Post of the day #2

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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My book of uncut, perforated $2 bills

Below is the listing for the ebay auction I just sold them wit. Going price was $110 + $8 shipping.

Up for sale is a one-of-a-kind booklet of perforated $2 bills. The booklet contains Eight (8) sheets of four two dollar bills each. This booklet is great for any currency collection, but is also a lot of fun to use for real purchases, as the $2 bill is perfectly legal tender!

There are a total of 32 bills, with a face value alone of $64!

The perforation makes it easy to tear out a bill and hand it to a surprised cashier or waitress. The booklet is bound with a cardstock quality cover and a cardboard back cover.

Look at the images to see close-ups of the location of the perforation.

Happy bidding and good luck!

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Hobbies, Money

 

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Post of The Day #1

So I will try to make a daily post from now on. Let’s see how that goes.
Here is today’s- a video on how to deactivate a cat.

 

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Post of The Day

 

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