South Africa is home to 70 percent of the world’s remaining 29,500 white rhinos, but it’s in the midst of a poaching crisis . Last year poachers slaughtered more than 1,050 rhinos in the country, up from 13 in 2007. They’re capitalizing on the demand for rhino horn, smuggled mostly to China and Vietnam, where it’s carved into tchotchkes and art and sold for use in folk medicine. (Rhino horns are made of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and fingernails, and there’s little evidence that they have curative value for anything).
The audio industry is full of hype with the most nonsense surrounding the simplest component of the A/V chain - interconnects and speaker cables. Because there are often very little measurable and audible differences between cables, many of the exotic cable vendors use psuedo junk science to differentiate their products from their competitors. These vendors often prey upon the suggestible audiophile giving them reasons why these products must be utilized in their precious systems in order to achieve the best performance possible to reach the true path of audio nirvana. Listed below are the top 10 cable snake oil claims to watch out for. If a vendor is selling you on any of these fallacies, run don't walk away from their products, unless of course you enjoy a good sci-fi story and desire to buy expensive audio jewelery.