10 Fun Facts About Money [Infographic]

April 22, 2013 |  by  |  Business, Education, Mind-Blowing  |  4 Comments
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For a world that uses as much money in our day-to-day lives as we do, it is sometimes easy to overlook some of the more interesting aspects of currency and even the idea of currency itself. As our world has grown and developed over the thousands of years, so has our currency. Although paper money has been around for thousands of years (some of the earliest being found in China and written about by Marco Polo), some of the earliest forms of currency come in the form of shards of obsidian used in ancient Turkey as far back as 12,000 B.C.


Today’s inforgraphic
shows us some interesting facts about money that you may not have known before. For those that collect rare and old forms of currency, sometimes the rarity of the piece is just as important as the age, if not more so. One coin called the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is worth $3.7 million because it was manufactured by a rogue mint employee who only made 5 coins.

For more intersting facts about money have a look at the infographic below. [Via]

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Would You Like a Spot of Tea? [infographic]

April 21, 2013 |  by  |  Food, Health  |  No Comments
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Greetings! My name is Micaela Lacy and I’m the new girl here at Daily Infographic. Since this is my very first post, why not start things off right with a nice cup of tea?

Tea has been an obsession of many for thousands of years. Discovered in Ancient China, the art of making the perfect cup of tea continues to be debated to this day. Even the great George Orwell chimed in with his own tea wisdom, in a detailed essay instructing the masses on how to prepare a proper cup of tea.

The health benefits alone are reason enough to break out the mugs. Increased metabolism rates, cancer fighting antioxidants, and better moods have all been associated with this world-renowned beverage.

Personally, I don’t discriminate when it comes to this drink. Black, green, caffeine-free, every type warms and comforts. But no matter what your preference is, I think you will find that this infographic has a similar effect. It’s got a little of everything. Nutrition facts, history, and those oh-so-important steeping times. I may love all tea equally, but different teas require different types of love.

Who knows, some of the world’s greatest problems might just be solved over nothing more than a decent cup of tea. [Via]

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Burbs Going Bust [infographic]

April 20, 2013 |  by  |  Environmental, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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A suburban neighborhood is urban sprawl’s biggest weapon. A large subdivision built a few miles out of town so that residence can be “safe” from the hustle and bustle of the city seems harmless and like a great way to make some money for developers. Years go by, and commercial developers figure out that these residents are living far away from the services they need. These developers build new Wal-Marts, Targets and other big box stores in order to connect the residents of the subdivision with town, and before ya know it, BAM, your little home town is a commercialized, traffic filled suburban city.

It has been commonly believed for years that the wealthy move out of the city and live in the ‘burbs, but according to this infographic, this trend is changing. People are getting smart and realizing that having to drive into town every day is not a fun chore; it would be easier to live in town. This is a great thing. We should be trying to live as close to our goods and services as possible, instead of having the big boxes move to us.
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The Scheduling of Marijuana [infographic]

April 19, 2013 |  by  |  Government, Health  |  3 Comments
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April 20th, the world wide celebration of a drug, that according to our government, is as bad as heroin and cocaine. Today’s infographic sheds light on the absurdity of marijuana being a schedule one drug. With dozens of states using pot as a medicine and two states in the union completely legalizing its use shows how behind our federal government is. According to the feds, weed, a schedule 1 drug, is more dangerous than meth, a schedule two. Then how come Colorado and Washington state haven’t completely shut down since January? Why aren’t there marijuana addicts strewn across public streets and parks, committing crimes and selling themselves for a fix of pot?

A recent study shows 52% of the American population believe in legalizing the drug. As a democratic nation, the legalization is now inevitable. Regulations on the marijuana industry will be a blessing. Kids will have to be a certain age to purchase the drug, tax revenue is estimated to be in the billions and the medical community will have access to a drug that thousands of suffering citizens already owe their life to.

If you couldn’t tell, my post today is incredibly biased. My message to you is get over it. Stop ignoring science and fact and let’s help common sense legislature take a new place in our government. [Via]

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The Benefits of Gardening [infographic]

April 18, 2013 |  by  |  Environmental  |  2 Comments
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There are many great perks to gardening. It makes your home look welcoming, adds warmth to a bare room, and burns some extra calories. My mother is the queen of gardening. We have an elaborate rose garden in the front part of our yard, some mulberry trees greeting the driveway, and an impressive vegetable and herb garden out back. Of course, the success of my mothers gardening could not be possible if it wasn’t for her stinky compost.

Aside from the aesthetic perks of gardening, it can also save grocery money. I’ve noticed that produce is extremely expensive at most grocery stores and farmers markets. Imagine the amount of money you could save by growing all of your produce and herbs at home! I can go on and on about gardening, instead, consult today’s infographic for some more information about the benefits of gardening. Hopefully you will be inspired to create your own! [via]

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