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This week as an article in the New Yorker detailed how New Zealand has become the hottest spot on the planet for rich Americans to buy property. The New Zealand Herald even discovered that billionaire Peter Thiel, a member of Donald Trump's transition team, acquired citizenship and owns hundreds of acres there. "Buying a house in New Zealand" is now so common for the wealthy that the phrase has become code for having a backup plan for when the world turns to shit, as one mega rich investor told the New Yorker.

But amazingly, there was a brief period in the 19th century when it looked like New Zealand might join the United States. And there were a lot of perfectly logical reasons for it.

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The New Yorker has published a fascinating article about Silicon Valley tech titans who are buying up property in New Zealand as they prepare for the apocalypse. The super rich are worried about the poor grabbing "pitchforks" to overthrow the wealthy, and it turns out these elites aren't just buying homes. Some, like Peter Thiel, are even getting citizenship.

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This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But Gizmodo has confirmed that Britain and Canada aren't the only ones.

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New Zealand Tesla fans rejoice — due to "overwhelming demand" as of November you'll be able to order yourself a Model S to cruise around in, or a Powerwall for your home.