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The Sweetest Heist of All Time: The Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

The United States have the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. China has the Strategic Pork Reserve. And Canada? Apparently it has its own strategic maple syrup reserve and it’s [...]

Strategic Pork Reserve

The United States has the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but China has got something truly important: the Strategic Pork Reserve. You’ve read that right: the Chinese government is stockpiling frozen hogs in warehouses to stabilize the price of pork against market fluctuations and ensure supply. China is a porcine superpower as well as a human one. The [...]

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

The U.S. Mint is manufacturing, and will continue to manufacture, one dollar coins that just pile up in the Federal Reserve because no one wants to use them. They’ve already stockpiled over a billion dollars in coins, and may reach two billion! In 2005, Congress decided that a new series of dollar coins should be minted [...]

Tiger Giving Birth

(YouTube link) John Varty founded Tiger Canyons reserve in South Africa. His goal is to start a population of wild, free-range tigers outside their natural habitat. He began with two zoo-born tigers, and now has 15 cats running loose in the reserve. This clip is from Tiger Man of Africa: The Mating Game, which aired last [...]