Category: Briefs

Briefs

The Big Weigh-In

A million dollars in $100 dollar bills weighs 20.5 pounds. A million in $20s is 102 pounds (seven stone and three pounds). A million in

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The remains of the day

“It is possible to cremate someone in the United States today, ‘without ever speaking to, much less seeing a human being’. You can arrange it

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Don’t Follow The Money

“Fewer than 500 US counties voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election but those account for two thirds of GDP; the more than

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Churchill’s Choice

From September 1939 Winston Churchill was spending today’s equivalent of £1800 a month on wine. General Jacob observed that Churchill began the day by drinking

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Dear John

David is the most common name amongst high achievers such as MPs, lawyers and millionaires according to MyNametags, a label maker that commissioned a study

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Pareto Peculiar

The Pareto Principle asserts that, in the majority of systems, around 80% of effects arise from around 20% of causes. The principle has been found

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