Nov 242011

If you’re a little taken aback by the sheer consumer frenzy that is Christmas shopping, just think about all the “impossible” or “too expensive” things that you could do with that money — a total of about $45 billion this year — instead.

Thankfully, the people at have done all the thinking for you. Full infographic after the jump.

  • Reed Solomon

    I thought Malaria was spread by Mosquitos. How do you get rid of Malaria without getting rid of mosquitos?

    I’m gonna go buy me my 3D TV now thanks.

  • Grant Hamilton

    Malaria needs to mature inside the human body, so if you inoculate enough people, you can disrupt the life-cycle of the parasite. I believe Rotary is working towards eradication of malaria as one of their worldwide goals.

    Also, don’t buy a 3D TV.

  • Matt

    Rampant consumerism… if only we’d buy something worth purchasing. Nice post.