If we took all the gold ever mined—all 186,000 tonnes, from the bullion at Fort Knox to India’s bridal jewelry to King Tut’s burial mask—and melted it down to a 20.5 meter-sided cube, it would fit snugly within the confines of an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The sports-related costs of the games in Rio is approximately $4.6 billion, 51 percent over budget. The overall cost of the games including all Olympic-related projects has been estimated at $12 billion. Will Brazil see long term benefits from this massive expenditure or will it be an economic disaster?
Tesla Motors said it would buy solar panel installer SolarCity for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean energy shop. The deal is a major part of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk's master plan "part deux" that calls for the company to offer consumers a single source of hardware to power a low-carbon lifestyle.