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Wednesday’s Muse

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Printables

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How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying by Noam Scheiber

Tech investors gave Seth Bannon millions of dollars, even though they knew almost nothing about him

$9.55, $19.05 and $38.10

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How to outsmart those annoying, interest earning balance thieves at the MTA

David Choe is Giving Away $100,000 in Old Gambling Money That He Found Under a Pile of Comics and Jizz Rags

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He also has a book, SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ, coming out on Wednesday, but he’s also GIVING AWAY $100,000.

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$320,000

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The price of a 756 sq. ft. Mausoleum Site at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. While that’s definitely on the extreme end, there’s definitely a “Cemetery Bubble” happening across the globe. Wonder how much it costs to get buried inside the booty club?

Photo by Cheryl Dunn

6 Grams of Gold in the Pan

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Roughly the cost of these limited edition New Balance 997s which are amusingly “inspired by the writings of the Wild West and the Gold Rush.”

Like Raisins in Your Cookies

John Oliver goes in on Native Advertising.

Creative Computer Skills Equate to Cake

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The highs and lows of salaries in designworld USA

Artisanal Economics

Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class? And by “hipsters” I think they just mean people in Brooklyn.

Daddy’s Trying to Double Your Money, Kid

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With each passing game, Singapore’s World Cup anti-gambling campaign is backfiring.

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The Power of the Internet

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Zach Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio turned to kickstarter to raise $10 to make some potato salad. With 25 days left in his campaign, he’s nearly raised $10,000.

$26,500

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The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.

It’s Circulation, Baby

What gives a dollar bill its value?

Melodies Derived From Stock Charts

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Johannes Kreidler’s “Charts Music,” arranged by using the Microsoft Composition Tool, Songsmith.

Listen below

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Printables

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Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup by Declan Hill and Jeré Longman

A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.

(Part two here)

Illustration by Henry Wong

Heavy Metal Bands as a Global Wealth Indicator

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We’ve seen this chart before, but now the squares at Bloomberg hypothesize about why the world’s richest nations also have the most heavy metal bands. One answer from the illustrious crew was “Electricity.” Because if you can’t plug in the speakers, how is anyone going to hear you? Watch below

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Hidden Cash

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Some strange person is going around San Francisco leaving envelopes of cash for their twitter followers to retrieve as part of an “anonymous social experiment for good.” Get yours by following along here for the next drop.

Che Peccato

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This year, Italy will be adding the sales of drugs, prostitution and smuggling to their GDP calculations, “a boost for its chronically stagnant economy.”

Bidding for the Position of Dr. Dre’s Personal Art Advisor

In an ideal world, the extremely wealthy would let me buy art for them. Equipped with no vested interests, no time for back rubbing and preening, only just an eye for nice pictures, it’d be a fantastic fit. With this in mind, I’ve selected 11 works of art from tonight’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s for Dr. Dre, hip-hop’s first billionaire. Lord knows he’ll need some decoration for that house he just bought.

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