Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe has caused that country’s currency to be worth virtually nothing, so the local currency is being ditched in favour of US dollars. That means you can go on eBay and buy a 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar note for next to nothing.
In the late 1960s a biologist named Paul Ehrlich insisted that the world’s rapid population growth was unsustainable, even writing a book filled with predictions of nightmare scenarios. So what happened?
The image supposedly comes from a cycling magazine circa 1896 and was published with text that said: “With a home trainer, electric fan, and cinematograph, all the pleasures of a tour can be had in a hall bedroom.”