In the News
Been a little bit..so here goes.
A 75 year old New York man recently donated his 320th pint of blood, bringing his lifetime total to 40 gallons. The man first donated in 1951 and has donated about 6 times per year since.
A Florida bank refused to cash a check for a man with no arms because he could not provide a thumbprint. Even with 2 forms of photo id the bank still refused. The bank has since apologized.
Two girls, aged 10 and 12 trapped in a storm drain in South Australia, decided to seek help using their cell phones to update their facebook status rather than calling for help.
The US now has 2.3 billion square feet of self storage space which is about 7 square feet for every citizen. New York Times Magazine
Nearly 90% of all home loans originated in the U.S. this year were either funded or guaranteed by the federal government. The Washington Post
A 99 year old woman from Jerusalem passed away recently and left 1,400 direct decedents, 11 children, 150 grandchildren and 1,000 great grandchildren, and it was even reported a few hundred great great grandchildren.
A 19 year old from Pennsylvania broke in to a home and stole some jewelry, but left his facebook account logged in to the victims computer.
There are more that one billion people worldwide that are experiencing "chronic hunger". New York Times
By the end of this year, half of the fish consumed in the world will have been farm-raised. - Washington Post
85 to 95% of bills circulating in the US and Canada contain traces of cocaine, up from the 67% in 2007.
More that 31 million bags by airlines last year. About 1.4% of all bags did not arrive at the destinations at the same time as the passengers. About 1.8 million bags were lost altogether. - Wall St Journal
Since 2007 myspace has deleted 90,000 accounts because they were created by registered sex offenders. Harper's
Within 10 years, for the first time in the history of mankind, the number of people in the world aged 65 or older will be greater than the number of people age 5 or younger. - Washington Times
Americans swallow an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day in the form of soft drinks, candy, cookies and processed foods. For teenagers that goes up to 34 teaspoons. Associated Press
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