THINGS TO KNOW IN OUR WORLD
Sunny • onInformation 11 years ago • 3 min read

(1) The time spent deleting SPAM costs United States businesses $21.6 billion annually.

(2) 60.7 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2004 presidential election, the highest percentage in 36 years. However, more than 78 million did not vote. This means President Bush won re-election by receiving votes from less than 31% of all eligible voters in the United States.

(3) John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, loved to skinny dip in the Potomac River.

(4) La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature. Same for Stanley, Falkland Islands and Punta Arenas, Chile.

(5) 41% of Chinese people eat at least once a week at a fast food restaurant. 35% of Americans do.

(6) A Wisconsin forklift operator for a Miller beer distributor was fired when a picture was published in a newspaper showing him drinking a Bud Light.

(7) G-rated family films earn more money than any other rating. Yet only 3% of Hollywood's output is G-rated.

(8) Richard Hatch, winner of the first "Survivor" reality series, has been charged with tax evasion for failing to report his $1,000,000 prize.

(9) The entire fleet of Unicoi County Tennessee's salt trucks was rendered out of commission in one accident. All three trucks were badly damaged when one of them began skidding down a road, causing a chain reaction accident. Officials blamed road conditions.

(10) More people study English in China than speak it in the United States of America (300 million).

(11) Fast food provider Hardee's has recently introduced the Monster Thickburger. It has 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat.

(12) More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed each year from using products that are made for right-handed people.

(13) For every person on earth, there are an estimated 200 million insects.

(14) There are 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States.

(15) 1.5 million Americans are charged with drunk driving each year.

(16) A Georgia company will mix your loved one's ashes with cement and drop it into the ocean to form an artificial reef.

(17) The Washington Times newspaper is owned by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

(18) The busiest shopping hour of the holiday season is between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve.

(19) In 2002, women earned 742,000 bachelor's degrees. Men earned only 550,000 during the same year. The difference is growing so large that many colleges now practice (quietly) affirmative action for male applicants.

(20) Most of the deck chairs on the Queen Mary 2 have had to be replaced because overweight Americans were breaking them.

(21) Actor Bill Murray doesn't have a publicist or an agent.

(22) The day after President George W. Bush was reelected, Canada's main immigration website had 115,000 visitors. Before Bush's re-election, this site averaged about 20,000 visitors each day.

(23) Only 30% of stolen artwork worth more than $1,000,000 each is recovered.

(24) The typical American child receives 70 new toys a year, most of them during the holiday season.

(25) 90% of Canada's 31,000,000 citizens live within 100 miles of the U.S. border.

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