Anthony Mancinelli,Inflation and haircut price in the US

The Twitter video of Anthony Mancinelli is very informative about Anthony’s achievements as well as how prices of services i.e. hair care services have changed over the last century in the US. Anthony Mancinelli according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the oldest barber in the world who charged 25 cents for in 1922.

First, congratulations to Anthony for his remarkable and world-beating achievement. Second, the video shares a great panorama on the inflation-adjusted return for Anthony’s services. He now charges $20 for his services, considering a lifespan of 97 years, amounting to annual (compounded) growth rate of 4.60%. Although he presently is working in a salon in New York, it’s not clear whether he worked all his life in New York. Continue reading “Anthony Mancinelli,Inflation and haircut price in the US”

International Women’s Day, Taylor Swift Factor and Its a Fender

Jimi Hendrix’s riffs inspired millions and influenced many lead guitarists to emulate him but its Taylor Swift Factor which is inspiring millions of women to learn to play guitar. One of the most successful music artists of all time, Taylor comes from the quintessential music capital of the world “ Tennessee”. According to a recent Fender poll, half of the guitar beginners are women in the US and UK, thanks to ethereal Taylor Swift touch. Continue reading “International Women’s Day, Taylor Swift Factor and Its a Fender”

Paul Allen: Legacy of Eternal Sunshine

Recently, Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft and founder of philanthropic company Vulcan Inc. passed away. Paul will forever be remembered for this spectacular vision, techno brilliance, and world-beating philanthropic attitude. Known for his affable and colorful personality backed with an invigorating sense of humor, Paul epitomizes American values of exuberance, geekiness and giving. A big fan of Portland Trailblazers, Seattle SeaHawks and Jimmi Hendrix, Paul left an indelible mark in technology, art, sports and philanthropy. Continue reading “Paul Allen: Legacy of Eternal Sunshine”

Cherry Blossom Festival…Spell Bounding

Cherry Blossom festival is a huge event in Washington DC celebrated with gusto every year. Festival of flowers, kites, food along with music and pristine fun. It’s a must visit if you visit DC at this time of the year. Truly amazing and spell bounding…

On 7 April, there will be fireworks and look forward to the spectacle.

I had taken some videos and pictures of the festival and the museums I had visited. I had planned to share them here but I misplaced all the photos and videos. I think my mistake I deleted the folder where I had saved the videos and pictures. My apologies. I plan to visit again and share videos and pictures here.

Washington DC: City of Museums…Its Just Special

Washington DC is a city of stunning monuments (Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial etc.) and magnificent museums. I am not sure if there are any statistics about museums per population, but DC might be the leading city in the world by this measure. To explore only the museums which range from American Natural History, Art, Science, and Space to specialized themes would take at least three days. You can also do it a day or two with very limited learning and meaningful experience. Continue reading “Washington DC: City of Museums…Its Just Special”