Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In the News...

In the news:

An Illinois woman who fell and broke her ankle while trying to dance on top of a bar is suing the bar for $50,000. The lawsuit says that the bar is at fault for not allowing her to climb up on the bar without a step stool, ladder or other device.

and we wonder why the rest of the world hates us....

More? Sure.

In May of 2007 my space confirmed they had 29,000 known sex offenders on its site, all of which have been removed. (for now at least)

Riders competing in the Tour De France will consume as many as 9,000 calories a day. - New York Times

Americans use about 400 gallons of water (family of four) per day. 1/3 of that is used to water lawns. Over 7 Billion gallons of water every day goes this way. -Wall Street Journal

By 2025 1/4 of all American automobile drivers will be 65 or older. - New York Daily News (start your blinkers early)

In a recent Harris poll 83% of Americans see Obesity as being "very harmful" while 79% say smoking is the same.

The latest Harry Potter book sold 8.3 million copies in its first 24hrs of release. Previous one day sale record? 6.9 Million of the "Half-Blood Prince". (NYTimes)

Sales of dolls, action figures and outdoor toys are down, while electronics are up 16.6%. The latest Barbie doll doubles as an mp3 player. - Wall Street Journal

There is (or was) a TV station in Hawaii just recently with the call letters KUNT.

Nationally 46% of people summoned for jury duty actually show up...most get out of serving anyway - Associated Press

Among two income households, one quarter of wives now earn more than their husbands - Seattle Post Intelligence r

In 2001 spam accounted for 5% of Internet traffic, today 90%. there are 100 billion unsolicited commercial messages every day - The New Yorker

47% of dogs in the US sleep in their owners bed - New York Times

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has commissioned a yacht company to build him a second yacht, at 260 feet long. He is the owner currently of the second largest, the 454 foot "Rising Sun". The reason for the new boat, Ellison can only "dock" the Rising Sun in industrial ports. - The Wall Street Journal.

Since 1994, Gregg Miller has sold 240,000 pairs of "Neuticles". They are $919.00 testicular implants for dogs and cats. - Business Week.

A Bone marrow transplant in the USA costs $400,000. In India, $30,000. - Forbes

China accounts for 73% of the worlds' beer consumption - Wall Street Journal



At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9:18:00 PM , Blogger Jenny G said...

HAHA neuticles. You always find the most interesting tidbits.

Transplants probably cost so much more here because of the cost of malpractice insurance since people can and will sue for anything like that "lady" who tried to dance on the bar.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:22:00 PM , Blogger Ello said...

Always love random bits of information like this. You must rock on Trivial Pursuit.

At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:35:00 PM , Blogger cubmommy said...

very interesting facts!

At Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:19:00 AM , Blogger Mr. A said...

"Riders competing in the Tour De France will consume as many as 9,000 calories a day. - New York Times"

Big deal!

I do that every day while playing "Tiger Woods 08" on the PS3 while sitting on my couch


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