I would urge all the readers of this forum to read the article on Zimbabwe and its stock markets...its title is "Stock markets-India shining..what about Zimbabwe?????"
Its amazing..isn't it?
Iam starting this topic so that all of us can share such bizarre things happening in world economy.
I request all the readers to post all such aberrations that they might come across..be it anything....oil prices as compared to india...some interesting facts about countries that all of us might not know...feel free to share...i bet all of us will benefit from it.
Such case studies are worth discussing...isn't it???
go ahead and share your knowledge....

From India , Mumbai
this is really a wonderful thing
infact i also hold the same view because it would benefit one and all
today only i read about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala - the person whoz assets are valued around 2500 cr of rupees. His strategies of investing are similar to Warren buffet. I would request all the members to search more on this issue and further post ur comments so that we may enhance our knowledge by statrig a discussion

From India , Delhi
Take a break from finance....read this stuff....

The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

You can be imprisoned for not voting in Fiji, Chile and Egypt - at least in theory.

The word "politics" describes the process so well: "Poli" in Latin meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures."

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people!!!!

Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup.

More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.

A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'.

Ten years ago, only 500 people in China could ski. This year, an estimated 5,000,000 Chinese will visit ski resorts.

If the entire population of earth was reduced to exactly 100 people,50% of the world's currency would be held by 6 people.

The top 8 most developed countries all speak Germanic languages. Every such country is in the top 20.

7-Eleven is the largest retail chain in the world.

Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash.

Bill Bowerman, founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter.

Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60.

Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste....

please if some of the facts are obsolete ...please post the new ones with the reference....

From India , Mumbai
here are some more........

Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke.

Each year approximately half of billions dollars is spent on bubble gum by the kids in North America.

If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.

In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin.

In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar.

In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow.

It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more.

The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot.

Google.com's intial IPO reports a total offering price of $2,718,281,828 and the value of the natural log e is 2.71828183.

From India , Mumbai

source of these facts :
I have tried to only select the facts which are relevant to business.
the above site has special sections....i request ppl reading this thread to go to the site and search for pertinent quotes...you will thoroughly enjoy it.
Also please try searching for such amazing quotes from other sites as well...
I hope this helps all the freaks out here.

From India , Mumbai
@Warren buffet:

There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity Here are some very

interesting aspects of his life:

1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!

2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.

3. He still lives in the same small 3-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha , that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.

4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.

5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.

6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year.

He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO's only two rules. Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder's money.

Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.

7. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch Television.

8. Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had

scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates

became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

9. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

His advice to young people :
"Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and


A. Money doesn't create man but it is the man who created money.

B. Live your life as simple as you are.

c. Don't go on brand name; just wear those things in which u feel comfortable.

There area lot of anecdotes that point to the simplicity of a great man called Warren Buffet....

if someone can sort them out and post the best ones it will benefit all...

Thank you.

From India , Mumbai

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