A few companies are making big bucks from the fight to control the gusher.
Sustained exposure to sounds above 80 decibels can cause hearing damage. At 120 decibels, pain ensues. And sounds of about 150 decibels can rupture eardrums. Vuvuzelas clock in at 127 decibels, the loudest noisemaker in the stadium.
The cost of raising a child is 22% more expensive now in the US than it was in 1960. The tab that parents pick up for bringing up a child till the age of 17 is now $222,360.