Worth Your Weight In Gold?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/19/2013 – 14:40
While Ben Bernanke remains unable to value the precious metal, it seems the Arabs are very capable of discerning at least one relative value. In a fascinating effort to reign in Dubai’s growing obesity epidemic, the government is willing to pay its citizens (in gold) for losing weight. For each kilo of excess that is lost, the government will pay 1 gram of gold (around $42). There is no discernment – apparently – in the “Your Weight In Gold” initiative that the weight loss be ‘fat’ which make us wonder how many would ‘give their right arm’ for a few ounces of gold?
I’ve seen my share of bullfights and been to the festival of San Fermin and there is no way in hell I’d want to be anywhere near a Spanish fighting bull! I always rooted for the bull and even got to see a bull leave the arena alive. That was a real rarity! I saw five or six matadors ride the bull the hard way including one poor bastard who took a horn in the corn-hole and experienced a very violent ride that eventually took his life due to infection.
I know he’s not a bullfighter. The wound might be superficial but the risk of infection has got to be pretty damned high! Plus, I’m sure he paid a visit to the local hospital which increased his infection risk even further.
LOL, even without an infection, I’ll bet he was one sore SOB. I saw the video and that dude took one for the team! You gotta be tough if you’re gonna be dumb!