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The Internet Gave Me $240 To Listen To Meghan Trainor's Entire Discography

Illustration by Sam Woolley Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $US200 ($261) to listen to her entire discography.

Elon Musk's Bad Day Was Much Worse Than We Thought

Yesterday, Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded during a test fire. But that wasn’t all — by the time the day was over, Musk had also lost nearly $US780 million ($1.03 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg’s love.

How To Sell All The Stuff You Don't Need Online

Thanks to the wonders of the web there’s no excuse for keeping three old iPhones in a drawer or letting an old tablet gather dust. There are now a huge number of sites and apps willing to turn your unwanted stuff into cold, hard cash — and these are the ways you can make sure the process is as smooth and profitable as possible.

Mark Zuckerberg Made $4.5 Billion Yesterday, What Did You Do?

Yesterday, I got off at the wrong train station two separate times, ate a bowl of cereal for lunch and fell asleep reading the entirety of OJ Simpson’s Wikipedia page. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, made $US3.4 billion ($4.5 billion) in an hour. You win this round, Mark.

Mark Zuckerberg Really, Really Loves Walls

Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall on his 700-acre Hawaii estate, and his neighbours are pissed. Somewhere, Donald Trump is thrusting his tiny fists in the air, furious that he’s been ousted as the world’s resident wall-loving entrepreneur.

Watch Old US Dollar Bills Get Turned Into Dirt

Video: When the Fed constantly replaces old, tattered dollar bills with new, crispy cash, millions of notes get pulled out of circulation while new dollar bills get put in circulation. So what happens to all that old money? It gets shredded. But then what?

Here's The Reason Why You Can't Photocopy Money

Video: If you have ever attempted a life as a counterfeiter, or done a stupid school project where you tried to print your own money, you already know this: you can’t make a copy of any type of bill, no matter the denomination. For older bills, it was because of the Eurion constellation, which is an order of dots that appears on pretty much every major currency. Today, there’s a new counterfeit deterrence system which includes the Eurion constellation but also has other mysterious forces at work.

How Much Does Everyone Working On A Blockbuster Movie Get Paid?

Video: You made it! You’re in a movie! You’re a superstar! Not quite. Vanity Fair made this clever credits sequence showing how much people working on a film with a $200 million budget would get paid, and it’s pretty revealing. If you’re the lead actor or the director, sure, you’ll do fantastically well. Even if you’re the production designer or handle the special effects make-up, you’ll be great. But most people on a movie set won’t get to sniff those millions of dollars that’s been put into the movie.

The Mathematical Explanation For Why You Can't Catch A Falling Dollar Bill With Your Fingers

Here’s a really interesting mathematical explanation on how the “catch a dollar” trick works. You know the trick: a person holds a bill vertically and says you can keep the bill if you can catch the dollar with your fingers when it drops. You never catch it. It’s really hard! Why?

What The Heck Makes Flying So Expensive?

Is it the fuel? Not really. Even though giant passenger jets do guzzle down fuel at a ridiculous 2km per gallon — seriously, they need 8l of jet fuel for every mile travelled — there areso many people on an aeroplane that the fuel cost gets split down to a much more reasonable price: a per person fuel efficiency of 169km per gallon. That’s good! So why is flying so expensive? It’s everything else.

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