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The Luckiest Village in the World by Michael Paterniti

It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them. (Well, almost all of them.) Instantly, Sodeto became known as the luckiest place on earth. Michael Paterniti visits the town that fortune smiled upon and finds that the people there—now flush—are still uncertain of just how lucky they really are

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Allen Iverson, NBA icon, struggles with life after basketball by Kent Babb

Three years after Iverson’s last NBA game, the spotlight has shifted from his play to his flaws. His refusal back then to play by society’s rules was seen as an independent player’s quirks, part of the character and the brand, same as his cornrows and tattoos.

Practicing with hangovers added to the legend. Skipping team functions and refusing to obey the league’s dress code was a man who wouldn’t be held down. And embarrassing defenders on the way to the basket, in the NBA and before that at Georgetown, was a nightly statement by the 6-foot, 165-pound guard: If a man, no matter his size, is determined enough, he can get the better of giants.

But Iverson isn’t a basketball player anymore. This is something most everyone but Iverson has accepted, and for years a question worried those closest to him: What happens when the most important part of a man’s identity, the beam supporting the other unstable matter, is no longer there?

For the past three years, as Iverson chased an NBA comeback, his marriage fell apart and much of his fortune – he earned more than $150 million in salary alone during his career – dissolved. Now, those who once ignored past signals have recognized that basketball may have been the only thing holding Iverson’s life together.

Street Art For Sale

“Destined to become a goldmine.”

Class Lines

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An interactive look at Inequality and New York’s Subway

Bernie Madoff’s Office was known as “the North Pole”

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“Coked-up bankers” apparently caused the global financial crisis. But yeah, Bernie Madoff’s Office was known as “the North Pole.”

Morning Dose of Yup Yup Yuppie

Just as relevant today.

Courtesy of Nat Geo’s The ’80s

$1,800,000

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The current bid for a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one of only five in existence.

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Lunchtime Laughter

Louis C.K. on Being Broke

Ferrets On Steroids

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Also known as ‘Brazilian Rats,’ or if you’re in Argentina, ‘Toy Poodles.’

via, dangerousminds

Music Industry Revenue Contributions Over The Last 40 Years

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Conveniently displayed in GIF format.

This Kid.

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Money, but no ladies.

“Only take shits in sparkling water hoe” – @itslavishbitch

Bitcoins Be Bubblin’

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Everything you want to know about this booming cryptocurrency

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