1. Chinese statistics... or was it chopsticks? Nope it was definitely statistics. The statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics are not too good to be true, but they are too stable to be true. They are delivering juuuust enough for investors to be happy and juuuust enough so they can raise some doubts without rocking the boat too much.
2. Gold. Basically in how silly an investment it is. It's a heavy shiny rock for crying out loud. If the world crumbles around us what are you going to do with it? Maybe if you invest in Krugerrands rather than bullion bars you can at least throw the coins at the bad guys when they come to get you. If you get them with a direct hit on the noggin it must give them pause to think and time for you to make good your escape.
Seriously people. Gold is silly as an investment.
3. This one has stumped me for a while now. How is it possible that 1660 lbs of cow can produce 3320 lbs of mince meat??? Anyone got a good theory, would love to hear it.