Very recently, the price for a barrel of crude oil exceeded for the first time $100.

Just a bit of story behind the story: It was in fact a single person, Richard Arens, who was responsible for crossing this “magical threshold”. The professional trader bought 1000 barrels at a price of $100 (… apparently, $100,000 is the minimum trading amount …), only to sell them a few minutes later with a total loss of $600. He did this according to his own account, to later tell this story to his grandson. 🙂

Bad pun: If he had kept the oil, he would have paid $100,000 for enough oil to light an “eternal flame”.

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