This and That: Dave’s Musings
This and That: Musings from Here and There
For quite a few years your editor (QDB) has been gathering items here and there in the popular media and publishing them under “This and That” on our website and also in The Numismatic Sun. With a nice supply on hand from recent months—more than we can use in the next issue of the Sun, here are some for your possible interest and amusement.
Most popular: “After the 1955 Lincoln Doubled Die Obverse cent, perhaps the most widely known and widely collected error variety is the 1937-D Three-Legged nickel.” (Coin World)
No Depression here: “A report on pay in Wall Street firms found that bonuses rose by 17% last year to $20.3 billion,” reports The Economist. Never mind that NASDAQ and the Dow Jones Industrials are far off their highs of a few years ago.
No surprise GM is discontinuing a certain car. “The Hummer came to symbolize the ultimate gas guzzler.” Moreover, “One study found that the Hummer drivers picked up five times as many traffic tickets as the average motorist.” (The Economist)
Makes sense to us: Flight simulators may be helping pilots with crash scenarios as “hands on training is lacking,” according to a recent article in USA Today.