Nov 6, 2008

Number of the day: 86 million

Barrels of oil consumed globally per day in 2008. 2009 could be the first year since 1983 where we see lower total demand.

On a somewhat related note, here's the word of the day:

Bete noire (noun)

1. An object or abstract idea that has the potential to cause great harm.
2. A flourless dark chocolate cake.

[From the French for dark beast]

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