"Ever wondered what industries employ the youngest and oldest people?"
The youngest, by a fair margin, surprised me. The oldest did not.
Names ending with a long "e" sound are popular for female dogs.
Harford Worstall. #1 is "Incentives matter" and that's important and useful enough that it doesn't much matter what #2 is.
UPDATE: the author of the piece is Tim Worstall. I apologize to Mr. Worstall and thank him for the correction.
For much more on the "Two things" game see this collection. Examples:
The Two Things about Accounting:
1. The trial balance must balance.
2. There's a lot of "grey area."
The Two Things about Computer Programming:
1. Idiocy increases faster than idiot-proofing.
2. All compiling errors boil down to a missing semicolon.
The Two Things about Star Trek:
1. Don't beam down in a red shirt.
2. You can always talk evil computers into destroying themselves.
The Two Things about Writing:
1. Include what's necessary.
2. Leave everything else out.
"I didn't think the $1 billion hotel considered 'the most luxurious in the world' could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong."
If you're like me and this is a close as you'll ever come to staying there, it's worth a look.
Mom was right again: she always wanted me to use my middle initial.
Link courtesy of my older daughter.
Another important question answered.
Larry Kotlikoff makes the general case for waiting until 70 "even assuming the 23 percent benefit cut starting in 2034 that Social Security is warning about."
"The incredible termite mounds of Brazil: Researchers reveal how they found over 200 MILLION dirt mounds covering an area the size of Britain"
That's one heck of a lot of bugs.
Naturally, I haven't tried the vast majority of these. But I can vouch for #45, the Uni-ball Onyx.