Thursday, April 19, 2007

In the News

Starting daylight savings a month earlier and ending it a week later will save 4.4 Billion if the policy stays in effect through 2020 (NY Times)

Yellow ribbon car magnets will cost less that $1 on ebay, while the black "Bring em Home" will set you back $5 (Financial times)

800 civilians working in Iraq under contract w/the Pentagon have been killed. 3,300 have been wounded. (Associated Press)

In one day last year Bill Clinton got $475,000 for 2 speeches, more than double his yearly salary as US President. (Washington Post)

In 2005 only 23% of plastic bottles sold in the US were recycled...down from 40% in 1995. (

The amount spent per passenger on an in flight meal was down to $3.38 in 2006. (Wall Street Journal)

Ray Snoffer Jnr of Minnesota won $25K in the lottery, two days in a row.

A Florida theater had had the marquee changed for the "Vagina Monologues" to read "The Hoo Hah Monologues"

To curb customers from being upset about the time spent waiting in line at the post office the organization has removed clocks from the area.

A two year old girl called 911 to tell the police her grandfather was cheating at cards.

You can buy a "fake id" for as little as $14 US dollars from on line hackers. For $300 you can get set up with bank account information and access to others funds (Financial Times)

Search on "sex" on the Internet you'll get 408 Million hits, search on "God" you'd' get 396 Million. (Washington Post)

A Brothel in Germany will offer a 50% discount to senior citizens, but only during the afternoons.

In one week of Oprah sampling Wasa Crispy Bread the US sales went up 25%. All she did was make a sandwich and take a bite. (Wall Street Journal)

The world population of billionaires climbed to 946 last year. Bill Gates was #1 for the 13th year with a fortune of 56 Billion. (Forbes)

The Library of Congress planes to digitize only 10% of the 132 million documents, letters and photos due totally to the cost of getting the project done (NY TImes)

Kim Jong II is the worlds leading buyer of Hennessy Cognac. He spends about $720,000 Us dollars per YEAR on the stuff. (Newsday)



At Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:04:00 PM , Anonymous BBS said...

Wasa Crisp Bread is the 7 year old bread on the Wasa in Sweden, mmmm your favorite

At Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:51:00 PM , Blogger Jocular Schlemiel said...

Kim Jong II needs to buy Louis XIII. It is only $1300 a bottle (which is crystal). I think he can afford it, and it is supposedly the best cognac out there.

At Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:24:00 PM , Blogger Jenny G said...

I hate Oprah.


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