Fact-a-day

Happy Feet

November 27th, 2014

Gabriel Pereira Campanha from Brazil holds the world record for solving the Rubik’s Cube in25.14 secondsusing only his feet. (http://bit.ly/1FigGof, International Speedcube Competition this weekend: http://bit.ly/1uR9cY4)

This week’s theme: Rubik’s cube

Toy Story

November 26th, 2014

Over 350 million Rubik’s cubes have been sold since 1980, making it the best selling toy of all time. (http://bit.ly/1uR8Oc3, DOWNLOAD Eighty20′s updated Rich in Africa infographic here: http://bit.ly/1zTJUZk)

This week’s theme: Rubik’s cube

Blink and you’ll miss it

November 25th, 2014

Feliks Zemdegs from Melbourne holds theworld record for solving the Rubik’s Cube with an average time of 6.54 seconds. The world record for the fastest single time is 5.55 seconds by Mats Valk from Amsterdam. (http://bit.ly/1FigGof, DOWNLOAD Eighty20′s updated Rich in Africa infographic here: http://bit.ly/1zTJUZk)

This week’s theme: Rubik’s cube

Not in your lifetime

November 24th, 2014

There are 43 billion billion possible permutations of the Rubik’s Cube. If you were to turn a Rubik’s cube once every second, it would take you 1,400 trillion years to go through all the permutations. (http://bit.ly/1uR8Oc3, International Speedcube Competition this weekend: http://bit.ly/1uR9cY4)

This week’s theme: Rubik’s cube

Hot Spots

November 21st, 2014

With US$ 1 000 000 one can buy 215.1 SQ Ms of luxury property in Cape Town, 40.2 SQ Ms in New York, 25.2 SQ Ms in London and 15 SQ Ms in Monaco (The Wealth Report 2014. Download Eighty20′s FREE INFOGRAPHIC here: http://bit.ly/1yX1xGG)

This week’s theme: The Rich in Africa

That’s rich

November 20th, 2014

There are 2,325 billionaires globally (individuals with a net worth of US$1 billion or more), 40 of them live in Africa. The top African cities are Cairo with 13 billionaires, Lagos (10), Stellenbosch (4) and Johannesburg (4). (Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014)

This week’s theme: The Rich in Africa

Bag Lady

November 19th, 2014

The cost of a 40cm by 55cm by 20cm suitcase at the Louis Vuitton store in Sandton City is R47,500. (Louis Vuitton, Sandton City)

This week’s theme: The Rich in Africa

Bubbles

November 18th, 2014

Research company Euromonitor, found that in 2011 Nigeria had the fastest growing rate of new champagne consumption in the world, second only to France, and ahead of rapid growth nations Brazil and China, and established markets such as the US and Australia. (bit.ly/1zUmQN6)

This week’s theme: The Rich in Africa

Rich (wo)man, Poor (wo)man

November 17th, 2014

In 2013 There were 167,669 ultra-high net worth individuals in the world (US$30 million or more in net assets excluding principle residence), 1% of them live in Africa. In 2011 just over one billion people lived on less than $1.25 a day, around 40% of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa. (The Wealth Report 2014, http://bit.ly/1sMsc5o)

This week’s theme: The Rich in Africa

Income protection

November 14th, 2014

9.3% of South African employees registered on TaxTim contribute toward Income Protection Insurance. (www.TaxTim.com, scroll down for more details)

This week’s theme: Tax

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