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Who Was Driving? [comic]

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Breakfast In Crisis – The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

I just discovered that 60% of Canada’s Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve disappeared last year. Apparently, news of this was hushed up to prevent a panic (just kidding).

maplespillAccording to BusinessWeek On the morning of July 30, 2012, an accountant named Michel Gauvreau arrived at the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, housed in a huge red brick warehouse on the side of the Trans-Canadian Highway in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about two hours northeast of Montreal. Inside, baby-blue barrels of maple syrup were stacked six high in rows hundreds deep. Full, each barrel weighs about 620 pounds. With grade A syrup trading at about $32 per gallon, that adds up to $1,800 a barrel, approximately 13 times the price of crude oil.

He scaled a row of barrels and was nearing the top of the stack when one of them rocked with his weight. He nearly fell. Regaining his balance, he rattled the barrel: It was light because it was empty. He soon found others that were empty. After notifying the Federation’s leaders and returning with them to examine the stockpile, they unscrewed the cap on a full barrel. The liquid inside was not goopy, brown, or redolent with the wintry scent of vanilla, caramel, and childhood; it was thin, clear, and odorless. It was water. The Federation would need two months to tally the losses to the stockpile. Sixty percent, or 6 million pounds of syrup, had vanished, worth about $18 million wholesale.

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6 Car Myths That Cost You Money

Cracked presents an informative list of things that many of us do to our cars that needlessly cost us money. The explanations given for each of the 6 items are logical and reasonable, so if you do any of these things, you may want to reconsider. The list includes :

1. Change oil too frequently

2. Warming up engine before driving

3. Fuel additives

4. Regular tune ups

5. Winterization

6. High octane gasoline

Read the full article HERE

 

 

 

How Big Is Walmart? [Infographic]

This infographic provides a few stunning figures that show just how incredibly large Walmart has become. The Infographic is HERE.

Makes Sense To Me – The Dow Tumble [pic]

The Real Reasons US Healthcare Is Overpriced [infographic]

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It’s Later Than You Think [pic]


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