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19 Most Expensive Substances In the World and How Much They Cost

You know the saying “worth their weight in gold?” Well, there are other substances out there that are rarer and more expensive than gold!


There are some things around us that don’t necessarily strike us as expensive mostly because we see them in small quantities. However, when weighed by the gram, these substances can be actually extremely expensive.

Take these examples:

19. White truffles – $5 per gram or $2,000 per pound

19. White truffles - $5 per gram or $2,000 per pound

These mushrooms taste delectable over pasta, steak, eggs, and other food. They can be infused into oil, too.

18. Saffron – $11.13 per gram or $5,040 per pound

18. Saffron - $11.13 per gram or $5,040 per pound

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They’re used as natural remedies or as a spice.

17. Iranian Beluga Caviar – $35 per gram or $1,000 per ounce

17. Iranian Beluga Caviar - $35 per gram or $1,000 per ounce

We all know caviar is expensive, but this type of caviar comes from an endangered specie.

16. Gold – $39.81 per gram

16. Gold - $39.81 per gram

We use them for jewelry as well as for electrical conductors to fight off corrosion.

15. Rhodium – $45 per gram or $1,270 per ounce

15. Rhodium - $45 per gram or $1,270 per ounce

It’s the substance in your car that helps reduce carbon emissions.

14. Platinum – $48 per gram or $1,365 per ounce

14. Platinum - $48 per gram or $1,365 per ounce

They’re used as catalysts in scientific experiments, as jewelry, and as an ingredient in anti-cancer medicine.

13. Rhino horn – $55 per gram or $25,000 per pound

13. Rhino horn - $55 per gram or $25,000 per pound

They’re RUMORED to cure cancer, as well as treat fevers and other illnesses.

12. Creme de la Mer – $70 per gram or $2,000 an ounce


This beauty cream is said to make the skin look youthful.

11. High quality heroin – $110 per gram

11. High quality heroin - $110 per gram

Source: Brad Enton

An addictive opiate that can be injected, snorted, or smoked.


Waking Up Too Early Is Not Good For Your Health, According to Science

Are you an early morning person? Or are you not necessarily a morning person, but because of priorities, you have to get up early? This article’s for you.

There's this thing called "societal jet lag," which is basically the difference in time between when you alarm wakes up and when you would normally wake up without one. It's that feeling when you wake up tired and go to sleep exhausted, only because you woke up when your alarm clock tells you to and not when your body is supposed to.

Normally, the human body is conditioned to wake up when the sun is up and there's a reason for that.

According to Dr. Maree Barnes, a Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician:

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People With These Jobs Are Most Likely To Cheat On Their Partners

The poll involved 5,658 women who are currently cheating or have previously cheated with their partners. Read!

No one likes cheaters and so if you want to avoid getting cheated on in a relationship, you might want to stay away from people who are working on the jobs mentioned below.

According to an online poll conducted by Victoria Milan, a dating website designed “for men and women seeking a secret affair,” individuals working in certain professions are most likely to cheat on their partners than others.

The survey involved 5,658 women who are either currently cheating or have cheated with their partners in the past. The results were eventually narrowed down into ten categories.

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East Meets West: Cultural Differences Shown Through Infographics

Have you ever thought how different Western and Asian cultures can be? Aside from language, food and clothing, what else is odd? Apparently there are a lot - from the way we think about our bosses, to the noise level at restaurants. All these subtle nuances are perfectly captured by 26-year old Chinese artist Yang Liu.

Yang Liu spent half of her life in China and half in Germany. She was 13 years old when her family moved to Europe. That's when she began appreciating the differences between her homeland China and her new home country. She uses minimalist infographics which are actually like a meme, to depict the differences. See if you agree with her observations. We compiled some pictures from her work.

Perceptions about the self and other people...

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