March 19, 2010

Made in the Good Old USA... NOT

Here is a list of famous American brands such as Radio Flyer, Etch-A-Sketch, Chuck Taylors, NBA Jerseys, that are no longer made in America... even some American Flags.

March 11, 2010

The DotCom Bust: 10 Years Ago This Week.

As you can see from this chart the Nasdaq is still well below its all time highs. Read more here, and if you are interested in the top dot-com flops of the era you might be dissapointed that was not #1.
And for you viewing pleasure, here is Sock Puppet in action.

The Worst Car EVAH

Profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the Yugo is describes as a real piece of crap:

"The car broke down during a Motor Trend road test. Consumer Reports declared that the Yugo was "hard to recommend at any price," noting that during one assessment an oil leak dripped onto the exhaust system and filled the car with smoke. The magazine continued: "The clutch chattered. The brakes squealed. . . . The speedometer clicked. The hood became loose." There were safety concerns, too—though, miraculously, a national study ranked the Yugo as only the eighth most deadly car on the road. Somebody should have demanded a recount."

March 10, 2010

Who Has a Bigger GDP? New York City or India? Minneapolis or Maylasia?

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Click on the chart above to find out. This puts some perspective on our ridiculously large 14 Trillion Economy.

HT: Carpe Diem

The World's Richest Person is NOT....... Bill Gates.

For the 3rd time in 3 years there is a new person atop the world's richest list. Carlos Slim from south of the border once again tops the new list for 2010. For all you Bill Gates fans out there he did still capture the 2nd richest spot, ahead of his friend Warren Buffett. Here is a picture of Slim with Bill Gates.

The Lost Decade: The Dow Jones Average