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- Or, we could make one really big omelette. In Canada 450,000 eggs are thrown out every day.
- World’s most livable cities. According to Mercer’s ‘Most Livable City’ survey, Vienna, Austria is the world’s best city to live in for the ninth year in a row.
Zurich is #2 with Munich and Auckland, New Zealand tied for 3rd place. Vancouver is #5, Toronto is #16. San Francisco was the highest-ranking USA city, coming in at #30.
Singapore was Asia’s highest-ranked destination at #25 and Dubai was the highest-ranked city in the Middle East at #74. Montevideo, Uruguay took the highest spot in South America at #77. Baghdad retained its position as the lowest ranked city on the list of 231 cities.
- ‘Big Food.’ According to Forbes Magazine, Anheuser-Busch (beer), Nestle, and PepsiCo are the world’s three biggest food and beverage companies.
- ‘Big Debt’. United States’ national debt is now over $22 trillion for the first time in history. That is equivalent to $67,000 per U.S. citizen. That is not sustainable and it continues to grow under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
- ‘Big Maintenance’. The cost of an oil change for the French-made Bugatti Veyron sports car is $21,000 (US). How can that be? It takes 27 hours of labor to access the drain plugs, replace the oil and oil filter. A set of 4 tires is $40,000…and they must be replaced every 2,500 miles (4,000 KM).
The car itself costs $2.3 million. Just 450 were produced. All of them sold.
- The ‘Smart Fridge’. A new fridge from Samsung features a touchscreen on the door that will show suggested recipes based on what’s in the fridge.