The savings rate last year fell to the lowest level since 1933. The 2005 savings rate came in at NEGATIVE 0.5%. That means Americans spent all of their disposable income and dipped into their savings to spend more money (AP)
Tropicana Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice. Dannon boysenberry yogurt and Good&Plenty candy (and others) get their red or orange hue from crushed beetles! Food makers are fighting the FDA proposal that they identify their dyes as insect based.(Wall Street Journal)
Each year, many Super Bowl viewers down more than 3000 calories during the game..more than the average thanksgiving meal. (Usa today)
The NFL does not require its players to wear mouth guards. 43% of them don't wear guards (Espn the magazine)
A soldier wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq last week was forced to pay for his body armor, which was discarded because it was covered in blood. William Rebrook, 25, told his officials at Fort Hood the last time he saw the armor it was being taken off his body. The army said it has no record of that and that he owed them $700.00 for it. He had to borrow the money from friends. Rebrook lost the use of his right arm in the bombing.
Figure skating is the second most popular spectator sport in America (right after pro football). In 2002 30 Million Americans watched Sarah Hughes win the gold (I swore NASCAR was second..if not first?!). In 1994 there were 127 Million viewers watching the finals..making it the sixth most watched program ever.