10 things we learned this week

Sporting distractions, what the world's richest man does with his spare time, Scottish indecisiveness.

by Rachel Savage
Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

1.  The World Cup is really, really distracting

2.  The world’s richest man counts ‘thinking’ among his hobbies

3.  More than quarter of Scots haven’t made up their mind how they’ll vote in September’s independence referendum

4.  Interest rates have been at a record low of 0.5% for 64 months

5.  The last time so many retailers increased their stock Wham! and Chaka Khan topped the charts

6.  The crowdfunding world record is £1.2m in 16 minutes. Speedy

7.  Germans are still not happy McDonald’s ditched its €1 (79p) cheeseburger

8.  If you’re an Airbnb host and a tenant starts complaining about ‘cloudy’ water, beware

9.  Gaming fans spent 2.4 billion hours watching video games being played live online. Are the rest of us missing something...?

10.  Even being worth £146bn isn’t enough to induce some companies into paying a dividend


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