January 18, 2022

The most competitive economies in the world

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By Chris Matei, Visual Capitalist From Business Insider What makes an economy competitive at the global level, and why? It’s a question that economists, investors, and politicians have been asking themselves for decades. And to help answer it, the World Economic Forum has created the Global Competitiveness Index, or GCI. Visual Capitalist How can we […]

The world’s deepest oil well is over 40,000 feet deep

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By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist In the world’s deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth’s surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore. While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. Going much deeper would be incredibly dangerous, […]

Olympic medals cost a lot less than you think

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By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist From Business Insider The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are already 51% over budget, with the total cost expected to be in the $4.6 billion range. With that in mind, the organizers have tried their best to cut costs. One area of compromise? The Olympic gold medals, which weigh 500g […]