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Why Air Travel Is So Cheap

Why Air Travel Is So Cheap

Sixty years ago, air travel was far too expensive for the masses. Book a flight between New York and London on Pan Am in 1960, and you’d be paying somewhere around $300, or about $2,600, adjusted for inflation….

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Why Avocados Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Avocados Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Avocado has become one of the world’s trendiest foods. As the poster child of millennial healthy eating, this superfood is now a mainstay for foodies everywhere. But have you noticed your avo on toast is costing more and…

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Why Real Truffles Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Real Truffles Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Luxury cousins of the mushroom, truffles are an indulgent food enjoyed across the world. But these fragrant fungi will cost you. In 2014, the world’s largest white truffle was flown to New York accompanied by a security guard…

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Why Oysters Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Oysters Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Oysters are a sure sign of high-end decadence, but look back 200 years and they were handed out as free bar snacks. So what made them the luxury food that they are today? Oysters have been around for…

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Why Oil Paint Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Oil Paint Is So Expensive | So Expensive

[Narrator] Oil paint is simple. At its most basic, it’s just a mixture of oil and pigment. But depending on the color and quality, a liter of this paint could cost you between $285 and $1,000. So what…

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How This 25-Year-Old Started His Own Uber-Like Barber Business

How This 25-Year-Old Started His Own Uber-Like Barber Business

[Narrator] Meet Darren Tenkorang. He’s an entrepreneur from London who founded and runs Trim-It. Trim-It is a mobile barbershop service that allows customers to get a fresh haircut right outside their doorstep. And it’s all booked through an…

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Why Pink Himalayan Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Pink Himalayan Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Narrator: This is pink Himalayan salt. It may look pretty, but a pinch of this stuff will cost you, and 100 grams of pink Himalayan salt can cost up to 20 times the price of generic table salt….

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Why Gold Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Gold Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Gold is the shining embodiment of wealth. Not only is it used to make expensive products, but it’s also used to add extra bling to luxurious items, from smartphones, to supercars, and even beef steaks. But other metals…

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Why Champagne Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Champagne Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Champagne is synonymous with wealth and luxury. It often costs double the price of other sparkling wines, such as prosecco or cava. A decent-quality bottle of it can cost you anywhere from $50 to $300, and vintages can…

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