1.) How large would a room have to be to contain all the gold in the world? Warren Buffett claims it would need to be 67 feet long, 67 feet wide and 67 feet tall. And, according to an annual survey conducted by Thomson Reuters GFMS, he’s very, very close. It’s estimated that there are about 377 million pounds of gold in the world, an amount that would fit into a cube that's 68 feet on each side. The value of all the gold in the world is 10 trillion dollars. However, that room may need to get bigger, as the estimated figure is likely to grow -- The US Geological Survey believes another 114 million pounds of gold has yet to be discovered.
2.) If you’re worried that only a few people might attend your funeral, fear no more. A British company called “Rent a Mourner” is expanding around the world. They will send “professional, polite, well dressed individuals” to your funeral or wake. Their staff will meet with you beforehand and agree on a story. The mourners will be informed of the deceased's background, achievements, failures etc., so they can converse with other mourners with confidence. The price is just under 70 dollars per mourner.
3.) If you’ll be driving to California anytime soon, know where you’re headed in advance. It’s now officially illegal to use a map app on your smartphone while driving. It's an extension of the state's current texting-while-driving ban that went into effect into 2008. The law is based on a March ruling in a state appeals court after a man was cited in January, 2012 by a California Highway Patrol officer who said the person was looking down at the map on his phone while driving. Basically he broke the California law that says you can't use your phone while driving without a hands-free device.