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20th August 2019

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The Engagement Ring Story

One of the biggest assets in a married couple's relationship, the diamond engagement ring, might be an emotional asset and a symbol of love and commitment -- but in the financial sense of the word, it isn't actually an asset at all. In fact, it's worth at least 50% less than you paid for it the moment you left the jewelry store.

How exactly did De Beers convince the world that diamonds are the ultimate symbols of love, romance, and marriage? Is it a Scam or Genius? [Click to read!]

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All 6 of the stars of Friends negotiated 2% syndication rights for the show. Friends still makes about a billion $ yearly through reruns, Hulu etc.
All 6 friends collect a 20 million dollar check annually.

So when you are alone in your home, watching friends and snickering how any of them are losers who haven’t been famous since, there’s a reason why. They don’t have to work, ever again. 🤣

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Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times

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source: Live Science

 
5G Network: How It Works, and Is It Dangerous?

The fifth generation of cellular technology, 5G, is the next great leap in speed for wireless devices.

5G aims to deliver data rates that are 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G networks. Users should expect to see download speeds on the order of gigabits per second (Gb/s), much greater than the tens of megabits per second (Mb/s) speeds of 4G.

There can be various dangers associated with this. [Click to read!]
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Space miners race to an asteroid worth quintillions

Quintillion, if you are wondering, is 1 with 18 zeroes. It's such a large amount of money that if you divide it up between everyone alive on Earth currently, each person would get about $93 billion.

16 Psyche is an asteroid full of metal in the asteroid belt that could be worth $700 quintillion.

NASA plans to visit 16 Psyche by 2026.

Commercial mining of faraway asteroids could still be decades away and some set closer targets, like the moon. [Click to read more!]
On a parting note...

“If everybody is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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