19 Unmistakable Signs That We're In Some Sort Of A Bubble

Bubbles. They arise, in part, from the maddeningly rational human feeling that it makes sense to overpay a little today because, whatever, I’ll just sell tomorrow!

Or, put simply by Gawker’s bubble-dabbler Hamilton Nolan, “Buy! Buy! Buy! Buy! High! High! High! High!”

“Tech startups with no revenue have billion-dollar valuations,” writes our Jim Edwards. “And engineers are demanding Tesla sports cars just to show up at work.”

There are, of course, tangible and empirical ways that economists determine bubblehood, but what fun is that?

Surely the best way to see if we’re in a bubble is to take a look at the anecdotal ludicrous excess of today’s exorbitantly wealthy.

A hedge fund hired pro surfer Joe Curren for marketing purposes

Google will now endeavour to cure death

Billionaire Larry Ellison changed the yachting rules to price all the other rich guys out of the America's Cup

Source: New York Times

Sean Parker had an over-the-top $US5-10 million 'Lord of the Rings' wedding and then wrote 10,000 words defending it

Ashton Kutcher played Steve Jobs in a movie, so naturally Lenovo hired him as a product engineer

Snapchat is reportedly about to be worth $US4 billion

Google employees are complaining that their massage chairs are too loud

16-year-old 'Desperate Housewives' actress Rachel Fox is making stock trading advice videos called 'Fox On Stocks'

Elon Musk made a drawing of his 'Hyperloop' concept, a futuristic 700 mph transportation system, and the Internet went wild

Justin Bieber is now the lead investor for a tech start-up called 'Shots Of Me'

Source: Fortune

VC billionaire Peter Thiel gave 20 kids $US100,000 to drop out of college and become 'Thiel Fellow' tech entrepreneurs

There's now a talent agency for people good at Vine, an app that lets you shoot 6-second video clips

There's a Zipcar for boats

Source: Get My Boat

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is IPOing himself

Google summer interns make $US20,000

Source: Valleywag via CNN

There are 446 diamonds planted in this Rolls-Royce Phantom

Bonus: treadmill desks

Now check out which countries are on the edge

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