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- Top/Best/Most2 days ago
How much do Americans love their fast food? This much: $254,541,589,000.
That's the amount the NPD Group says we spend to buy food that’s quickly thrown together and put in a wrapper, then held in one hand and downed in record time with a soda chaser while driving our cars.
This is 'Merica. That's how we roll.
In a land of 316 million people, $254 billion last year works out to $800 for every man, woman and child, or around $2.20 a day, enough to buy you only half a Big Mac.
But you already knew that. You already eat a lot of Big Macs. Your iPhone map app has been instructed to find every Golden Arch within five miles of your GPS position at any given moment.
- Top/Best/Most3 days ago
For those who believe the bigger the carbon footprint the better, look at these homes on steroids for sale in America. They are big, strapping habitations large enough to house a small village.
They put the "man" in mansion.
To see the houses, watch the video.
Here are some details on the top five, listed from smallest to most ginormous.
This quaint, three-story Mediterranean home measures a mere 47,000 square feet and sits on 130 acres in Cartersville, Ga., outside Atlanta. The house was designed for "a multi-best-selling author," and includes five bedrooms, seven baths and four half baths (you're never too far from a toilet!). There's a home theater plus a "cafe and unique guest plaza." The author must be cold a lot, because there are 14 fireplaces.
Price: $8.5 million.
- Top/Best/Most9 days ago
Brother, can you spare a grand?
You’re going to need it if you move out of the United States.
has come out with its annual list of the world’s most expensive cities. Its calculations include a number of factors, including the cost of a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, a liter of gasoline or a pack of smokes.
For more details—including my attempts to smoke a cigarette and the marriage of Barbie and a shrimp—watch the video.
Bottom line, when it comes to the bottom line, no American city is even in the top 20.
Here are the top five, along with a few sample prices (we converted liters to gallons): No. 4: A tie between Oslo and Melbourne
Loaf of bread: $4.87 Bottle of wine: $25.03 Gallon of gas: $5.64 Pack of cigarettes: $15.72
Loaf of bread: $6.31 Bottle of wine: $17.58 Gallon of gas: $9.88 Pack of cigarettes: $15.24
No. 3: Sydney
Loaf of bread: $5.03 Bottle of wine: $25.38 Gallon of gas: $5.68 Pack of cigarettes: $15.48
No. 2: Osaka
Loaf of bread: $7.94 Bottle of wine: $17.55 Gallon of gas: $7.42 Pack of cigarettes: $5.57
No. 1: Tokyo
Loaf of bread: $9.06 Bottle of wine: $15.95 Gallon of gas: $7.46 Pack of cigarettes: $5.57
- Top/Best/Most15 days ago
Mardi Gras is coming! Grab your beads and prepare to make a fool out of yourself one last time before Lent. Here is a list of the Phat-test Fat Tuesday parties in the country, the top cities where you will find the best parades and the most fun. New Orleans
- Top/Best/Most24 days ago
Roses are red.
We've decided to help you up your game this Valentine's Day with the top gifts, the best suggestions, and the most outrageous ideas. Some cost a fortune, others are free. All will be memorable. Watch the video to get the picture.
First—the top gift for your sweetheart is the "Capital Engagement Package" being offered at the Capella Hotel in Washington, D.C. Show the power of your love in the most powerful city on Earth! Splurge in a town where they've set the spending bar impossibly high!
The $777,777 package includes private jet travel for the loving couple, a stay in the hotel's Presidential Suite, a five-course meal served in room accompanied by a string trio, free shopping, massage, mani-pedi, blah blah blah.
But the real show-stopper: The hotel will fly in 20 friends who can witness you popping the question up on the roof with a blinding 5.01-carat Graff Diamond. Hey, even if she says 'no', SOMEONE will say yes to that diamond (call me).