Crate of Curios part 56

As we are enjoying an unusually warm beginning of November, higher-than-usual electricity bills and rising food prices are already slowly heralding how the coming winter might look like. However, the sun is still here is the morning hours and that’ll keep us going until the Christmas lights are lit – and until that happens let’s amuse ourselves with yet another Crate of Curios.

  1. “There is no great secret in fortune making. All you do is buy cheap and sell dear, act with thrift and shrewdness and be persistent. It is the duty of every woman, I believe, to learn to take care of her own business affairs.” Hetty Green, the ‘Witch of Wall Street,’ who amassed a fortune worth as much as $3.8 billion in today’s money during the Gilded Age, was the richest woman in America at the time.

2. Why does life seem to get more complicated as time passes? Perhaps it’s due to entropy.

3. Remember, back in the 90’s when internet was still young and we still bought books to learn to use it?

4. Need to order a beer in Australia? Check this guide first.

5. What do physicists do all day? Some of them study the physics of walking with a cup of coffee.

6. And to finish off for this week – here’s a little comic about dictionaries by Hannah Hillam.

And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!

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