Go Figure

$3,000

Cost per month of renting a three-story house in Salzburg, Austria, that was built to look like a giant Volkswagen Beetle. Designed by architect Markus Voglreiter, the open-plan home is packed with technology to make it energy efficient.

2,400

Questions from Hasbro’s Trivial Pursuit Junior game that will be printed in red and blue food coloring on Procter & Gamble’s new Pringles Prints potato chips. “The coloring is FDA approved and will not alter the taste of the chip,” says a P&G rep.

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Years ago that “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was written, immortalizing Cracker Jack in the baseball world. But the New York Yankees have replaced it with Crunch ‘n Munch at Yankee Stadium. “How do I explain this to my little boy when I take him to his first Yankee game? If the Cracker Jack name means nothing to the Yankees, will they do the same to Ruth and Gehrig?” one fan told The New York Times. Replied a Yankees executive: “Cracker Jack is just a brand name. We’re selling a caramel crunch that is the same thing as Cracker Jack. It’s the same difference as Frigidaire versus refrigerator, or aspirin and Bayer, or Jell-O and gelatin.”