Eurovision, King Dollar, Bitcoin, and Other Victims of Popularity

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To be honest, I have never watched the Eurovision Song Contest. For our readers living outside Europe, I can explain that Eurovision is an annual musical competition, featuring participants from various European countries and Australia (Go Aussie!). In short, it can be described as the largest “kitsch” festival on Earth. And it has a strong tendency to push the boundaries of visual decency to the limit. Just google it. Despite this fact, I can still make certain conclusions based on some unsophisticated statistics. The thing is that among the 66 winners of this competition since 1956 only three can be…...

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