Thursday, June 14, 2007

In the News

Nola Ochs became the oldest person to graduate from college. She is 95 and earned her degree in History. She hopes to find a job on a cruise ship as a storyteller.

A professor of forensics at Texas State University wanted to study how a human body would decay in a field. The plan was put on hold because the fear vultures would circle and thus, mess up airline traffic.

The Beatles still sell, on average, 280,000 copies of their records PER MONTH.

The U.S. Divorce rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1970. (Bloomberg News)

Only 850 babies in the US were named "Katrina" last year. (Associated Press)

The number of celebrity photographers in LA has grown more than 10 times since 1992. Every week they generate 120,000 images. (Radar)

In China, doctors and hospitals report at least 7 million abortions per year but there are studies that show it may be as high as 13 Million. By comparison the U.S. reports about 1.3 Million. (New York Times)

Since November Viacom employees have viewed 2 million youtube clips to see if there is a content violation. Since that time there has been 200,000 requests to Youtube to remove copy written content. (Business Week)

More KFC Restaurants will open in China this year than in the US. (New York Times)



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