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Here are are the top 10 U.S. manufactured exports in 2010, which helped carry us out of the recession.
Via Business Insider
French kids don’t snack. Hard to believe, but true. They don’t snack at school, or in their cars, or in their strollers.
Full story at Babble
While fried chicken traces its origins to the South, innovative chefs across the country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy dish.
For the sixth year in a row, pennies and nickels cost more to produce in 2011 than they were worth. While the depreciation of the cent and the increased cost of producing coins is an old story, the U.S. Mint did reach a new milestone last year: For the first time in history, both the five-cent and one-cent denominations cost double their value to produce.
Prices of stocks seem to be a mystery to even the most experienced investor. There are often market swings of over 1% per day. Most investors argue that fundamentals (like expected earnings) drive price. That doesn’t seem to be a complete explanation as we have had a market which has basically remained flat since the late 1990s.
Navigated from Forbes
The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC, pronounced: JAY-sock) is best known for the Osama bin Laden raid. But it has long served as the president’s secret army, planning and executing the most dangerous, highly classified missions of the United States military. Here are a few things about the president’s secret army that you might not know:
Navigated from Mental Floss
The U.S. interstate system actually has a grid-like logic to it: Highways that go north/south are labeled with odd numbers, and highways that go east/west have even-numbered labels. Here is a Tube-style map of U.S. interstate highways, created by Cameron Booth. Visualizing this particular system in this way is actually damned useful.
We’ve all been hearing about the War on Drugs for 25 years now. Most of us went through D.A.R.E. in school. But how have the billions of dollars, hours, and resources that the U.S. has invested in the War on Drugs actually affected the Drug Trade Industry in the U.S.?
Via Ego TV
Thanks to movies and television shows, swiss banking has become virtually synonamous with secrecy and shady dealings. But Switzerland’s prized financials sector — which employs over 6% of its population and provides over 10% of its economy — is facing international pressure to provide greater transparency in a bid to end tax evasion, money laundering and fraud.