Month: May 2012
Every four years another city plays host to the summer Olympics. To prepare for the sporting events, the multitude of interational guests and countless television viewers, the host city must spend a large sum of money on facilities, transport infrastructure, housing and maintenance.
Since the beginning of racing, riders have been faced with many choices on the track. The fastest rider is often the one who chooses the best lines on the track.
It all began in the early 1970s, when young filmmaker George Lucas wanted to bring back “Flash Gordon,” a space hero serial from the 1930s, as a feature film. Rights to the property could not be secured, so instead, Lucas decided to make a new fantasy film in the same spirit of swashbuckling adventure.
Ever think you’re getting ripped off? You’re probably right.
A wide range of products in the United States qualify as rip-offs. Everything from the popcorn you buy at the movies to the diamonds you purchase for your engagement come with sky-high markups.
For instance, did you know that in 2011, over 3,000 people were arrested for counterfeiting? Or that North Korea produces something called “Supernotes”? Or that the amount of counterfeit money taken out of the American system has quadrupled in the past five years?
Read more: http://www.learnvest.com/2012/05/infographic-counterfeiting-by-the-numbers-123/#ixzz1w9HQB52m