Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Random stuff.

One in six Britons have been drunk at work, most common reason for people under 30 calling in sick - hangover.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobics fear the # 666.

A texas highschool girl was ejected from her graduation for pumping her fist in jubilation. She violated school district policy against graduating students "raising their hands above their waist for any reason other than receiving their diplomas or shaking hands.

Over 25 years, AIDS has killed 25 million people worldwide. Another 65 Million people are now infected, 1/2 of the new infections are transmitted heterosexually (Newsday)

38% of US companies with more than 1000 employees monitor e-mail. (redherring.com)

Women now earn the majority of college degrees in several fields long dominated by men. Female graduates outnumber men in business, biological sciences, social sciences and history (associated press)

The Palace of Westminster, home of Britain's Parliament, has eight barrooms. 800 pints of beer are consumed EVERYDAY that parliament is in session (BBC News)

Less than half of the 2.7 Trillion frequent flier miles awarded last year came from actual flying. 54% was "rewarded" via airline partners such as credit card companies (USA Today)

3 Comments:

At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:10:00 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

I like facts. My company monitors email. It's great.

Um, there's a word for the nuts afraid of 666. That's kind of dumb.

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:15:00 PM , Blogger Annoyed said...

-The Palace of Westminster, home of Britain's Parliament, has eight barrooms. 800 pints of beer are consumed EVERYDAY that parliament is in session (BBC News)

We should try that here in America... At least our tax dollars would go towards SOMETHING getting done in congress :-)

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:49:00 PM , Blogger pog mo thoin said...

Speaking of bars in parliament ... here in the Irish Parliament, it is called the Dail Eirenn (Irish Parliament in Gaelic), the first guy to get fined for smoking in a pub after the implementation of the country wide smoking ban was a politician who lit up in the pub that is on the premises of the Dail! That is chuzpah!

 

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