Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Randomness

Researchers in Dublin have found that 100% of all Irish currency they examined had traces of cocaine.

10% of US College students think that Martin Luther Kings famous "I have a dream" speech was made to advocate the abolition of slavery.

In 2005 51% of women did not live with a spouse, up from 35% in 1950. Most say this is due factors such as women marrying later, living with men out of wedlock, divorcing and not remarrying etc. (NYTimes)

The US devotes only 0.2% of its farm land to food grown without pesticides. Americans eat 42% of the worlds supply of organic food. (Wired)

20% of Americans have nicknames for their car. 30% think of them as either being male or female.

Apple has sold more than 2 billion songs off iTunes. That worked out to 5 million per day or 58 songs per second. (APress)

The most popular car to steal in the USA : The 1991 Honda Accord. A car is stolen in the US every 25 seconds. (Money)

Got a fat dog? Good news the FDA has approved a drug that will help obese dogs.

Of the 535 members of the House and Senate only 25 have come under fire in combat (Newsweek)

5% of Americans qualify as "Compulsive shoppers" (Money)

Reflecting the #1 New Years resolution the market share of the top 10 web suits in the diet category soared 57% in just a 24hr period (From 12/31 to 1/1) -NYTimes

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:14:00 AM , Blogger Annoyed said...

Interesting stuff...

That part about MLK is scary

 
At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:28:00 AM , Blogger Trish said...

I wonder what else they find traces of on any currency?

*shudder*

 
At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:38:00 PM , Blogger Annoyed said...

March,

Shoot me an email.... I've got another submission for "forgotten Disc fridays" for you.

I've foget how long they take to write!

 
At Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:40:00 AM , Blogger Jocular Schlemiel said...

Don't you drive a 91 accord?

 
At Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:54:00 AM , Blogger March to the Sea said...

joc. we are a honda family for sure..but 98 is as old as we roll!

 

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