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A “University of Chicago freakonomics professor” sees a link between the height of Mexican weightlifters and the price of General Electric’s stock:

“Usually we can count on a stable average of 5 feet 8 inches, but last month’s quarter-inch drop in height among Mexican dead-lift competitors in the middle-heavyweight division could spell disaster for GE’s aviation and software subsidiaries. But, like anything else, a shrewd investor must always ask himself one thing: How many hot dogs did I eat last year?”