Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S.
The “L.L.” in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the 10th wealthiest women in the world.
In gambling language, for a gambling house a “sure-thing” is a wager that a player has little chance of winning; “easy money” is their profit from an inexperienced bettor, an unlucky player is called a “stiff.”
In 1965, CEOs earned on average 44 times more than factory workers. In 1998, CEOs earned on average 326 times more than factory workers and in 1999, they earned 419 times more than factory workers.
Tourism is the world’s biggest industry, affecting 240 million jobs.
The term “Blue Chip” comes from the colour of the poker chip with the highest value, blue.
If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton.
Nessie, the Loch Ness monster is protected by the 1912 Protection of Animals Acts of Scotland. With good reason – Nessie is worth $40 million annually to Scottish tourism.
In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period. The wood notes came in $1, $5 and $10 values.
Excessive use of credit is cited as a major cause of non-business bankruptcy, second only to unemployment.
In 2001 the richest woman was Liliane Bettencourt, the daughter of L’Oreal’s founder. She has a net worth of $14 billion (depending on how the stock market did today).
About 30% of consumers use their credit card as their main means of buying Christmas goodies, 70% do not save to buy Christmas gifts and 86% of consumers do their Christmas shopping during December.
Global sales of pre-recorded music total more than $40 billion.
In 1900, the price of gold was less than $40 per ounce. It reached $600 in 1930, now struggling to reach $400 per ounce.
In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap.
Money notes are not made from paper, it is made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen.
A million dollars’ worth of $100 bills weighs only 10 kg (22 lb).
The term “smart money” refers to gamblers who have inside information or have arranged a fix, the gambling term for insuring the outcome of an event by illegal methods.