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This Day in History, @NASA Created #space #science #NASA

Per Wikipedia, image is public domain.

This day in history, July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is created. Contrary to what articles like this one tell you, the real reason for its creation can be seen in this short, educational video:

Truman Meets Zoidberg

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Rob Bodine is a Virginia attorney focusing his practice on real estate and intellectual property law. He’s currently Virginia counsel with First Class Title, Inc., a Maryland title insurance and settlement company. Rob is also a licensed title insurance agent in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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Are You Kidding Me? #Zimbabwe Hyperinflation #economics #finance #math

This is a real thing. Seriously.

So this happened: Zimbabwe phases out local currency at 35 quadrillion to US$1.

In short, Zimbabwe’s dollar faced record-breaking levels of inflation. They’ve decided to standardize themselves against the US dollar. The result? “People with accounts of up to 175 quadrillion (175,000,000,000,000,000) Zimbabwean dollars will be paid $5.” When I next discuss Graham’s Number with someone, I’ll add 175,000,000,000,000,000 as an example of a “useful number.”

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Rob Bodine is a Virginia attorney focusing his practice on real estate and intellectual property law. He’s currently Virginia counsel with First Class Title, Inc., a Maryland title insurance and settlement company. Rob is also a licensed title insurance agent in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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