My rule of thumb is how much a business or industry advertises. The more they advertise, the more money they have to spend on advertising (duh), hence, profitability. Quick example: which doctor do you think is more likely to be charging your insurance more than they should, the one with a billboard, or the one you… » 1/22/15 12:28pm Thursday 12:28pm

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. They took an obsolete bridge across the Thames, shipped it to Arizona, used the stone facade to cover a new bridge, and then dredged a new "river" under it. The guy who built it got the land for the city for free from the government. » 1/20/15 2:43pm Tuesday 2:43pm

Texan here. "Taking your kid out of school for family vacation" is not the same as "unexcused absence," at least not at the schools our kids went to. As long as the kid shows up with a note when they return to school ("Please excuse Johnny's absence," was all it had to say in our school district), it was excused. This… » 1/16/15 11:48am 1/16/15 11:48am

I'm going with the Jiotto Caspita and its flat-12 engine, just because flat engines are cool. But in its later incarnation with a Judd V-10, it clocked in at 4.7 seconds 0-60 and a top speed of 199 miles per hour. Too bad nobody wanted to buy one, because it was a good-looking car. » 1/13/15 11:40am 1/13/15 11:40am