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Austerity, Rejected

Austerity, Rejected

Mark Gongloff  05. 6.2012
The average person blinks 16 times a minute, but only needs to know seven and a half things each day. Here they are: Thing One: Plus Ca...
The $100 Billion Company

The $100 Billion Company

Mark Gongloff  05. 3.2012
Thing One: Faceboook Fabulous: Disney, UPS, McDonald's, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods: In two weeks, Facebook will probably...
Scream If You Have Money

Scream If You Have Money

Mark Gongloff  05. 2.2012
The guy who invented the physics engine behind Angry Birds got only one thing, an Angry Birds sweatshirt. You get seven and a half things...
Everything's Fine Again

Everything's Fine Again

Mark Gongloff  05. 1.2012
Roughly one in seven people thinks the world is ending soon, but until then they'll need to know seven and a half things each day. Here...
Unfit To Lead

Unfit To Lead

Mark Gongloff  04.30.2012
The ark I'm building in the back yard will be 300 cubits by 80 cubits by 40 cubits. What's a cubit? I don't know. But I do know seven and...
Big Banks Throw A Tantrum

Big Banks Throw A Tantrum

Mark Gongloff  04.29.2012
You probably don't need to know your Klout number, but you probably do need to know these seven and a half things: Thing One: Big, Bad...
Bidding Wars Are Back

Bidding Wars Are Back

Mark Gongloff  04.27.2012
Because your cards and letters demanded it, there's finally a video game that teaches you everything you need to know about Jay-Z's life....

China's Debt Crisis

Mark Gongloff  04.25.2012
Playing Tetris can possibly help reduce flashbacks and PTSD, while knowing seven and a half things each day can only help you look like...
Big Box, Big Problems

Big Box, Big Problems

Mark Gongloff  04.24.2012
There are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the universe, but only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they are: Thing...
No, Social Security Is Not Broke

No, Social Security Is Not Broke

Mark Gongloff  04.23.2012
There's good reason to doubt that the Trojan Horse entered Troy on this very date in 1184 BC, but there's no doubt you need to know seven...
Mexican Vexation

Mexican Vexation

Mark Gongloff  04.23.2012
A Japanese TV reporter ordered a Burger King burger with 1050 strips of bacon on it (and apparently ate about half of it). Seven and a...
Economy On The Brink, Again

Economy On The Brink, Again

Mark Gongloff  04.19.2012
Few people know the true origins of the tradition of getting high at 4:20, but everybody needs to know seven and a half things each day....
Slow The Frack Down

Slow The Frack Down

Mark Gongloff  04.19.2012
Vikram Pandit's Connecticut house has six and one half bathrooms, which is one less than the number of things you need to know today. Here...
Occupy This

Occupy This

Mark Gongloff  04.18.2012
The age of Jamie Moyer when he became the oldest player to ever win a major league baseball game is 49 years and 150 days, while the number...