Yesterday, we’ve talked about steel. Today, we highlight another crucial resource in the modern economy. Crude oil or petroleum. Often disputed because of its carbon footprint, but an absolute necessity in our current lives. The keyboard you’re using has its origin in crude oil. Gasoline, kerosin, diesel, lubricants, asphalts are also made of petroleum. The world’s largest oil companies are working 24 hours a day to satisfy our needs.
‘With great power comes great responsibility’. The earliest usage of this phrase is attributed to Voltaire. In 2002 Spiderman used this mantra too. We don’t know if Voltaire or Spiderman ever got caught up in the nasty web of sex scandals and intrigue, but many famous people got involved in a sex scandal. TV-personalities, actors or sportsmen were confronted with their sexual escapades being made public.
Speeches. Some people don’t seem to have any problem standing in front of an audience and talking eloquently about the subject. Many people don’t have those skills though and listening to such presentations can and will be an annoying experience. Presidents of the United States have the constitutional duty to present the State of the Union to the Congress anually. Tonight, Obama will adress the nation. Democrats, in general, talk longer than Republicans. Have a look at our next top 10 list of longest State of the Union speeches!
Update Obama’s adress to Congress took 01:04:44
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