In the news....
An Illinois bus driver was suspended for wearing a pink necktie in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The drivers sister and mother both battled cancer but officials said there was to never be a deviation from the uniform.
The 15 person police squad in Budaros Hungary won a collective 16 million dollar lottery all resigned on the spot.
Mexico City put 1300 of its police officers on a diet because 70% of the 70,000 members of the police force are overweight.
A woman in Britain has the loudest snore on record. They reach levels of 111.6 decibels. To give you an idea, this is louder than a spinning washing machine, a diesel truck or low flying jet.
Nearly 26% of wives now earn more than their husbands in homes where both work. This is up 17.8% in the last two years. - MSNBC.com
The Federal deficit hit the 1.42 Trillion mark in October, more than the total nation debt for the first 200 year of the republic, and more than the entire economy of India. - Associated Press
More than half of adults in New York City are single. The 3.8 million singles outnumber the entire population of Chicago. - The New York Times
In 2005, Dell Computer had a market value of 100 billion. More than apple and Hewlett Packard combined. Today, the market values Dell at $30 billion, less than a third of the value of HP or Apple. Business Week
(This is my favorite)
A Florida man has failed to win compensation for "defective underwear". The 62 year old man claims that over a two week vacation in Hawaii the fly flap of his briefs rubbed his genitals "like sandpaper belts". Asked by a judge why he didn't notice sooner, the 285 pound man said he could not see his own genitals and he didn't ask his wife to look because that would "ruin her vacation". (this is fantastic..really...)
A Stanford study found that coin flips favor whichever side of the coin was facing up when the flip was initiated, landing on that side 60% of the time.
A longest golf course in Australia has opened. Some tees are over 50 miles away from each other. It is estimated to play the par 71, 850 mile course is 4 days.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg spent over $85 million dollars of his own money to be re-elected. This was more than any other electoral candidate in history. - The New York Times
Tuition and fees for the current school year at a private four year college averages $26,273. This is a 4% increase from last year. In state tuition and fees at public, four years schools rose 6.5% to $7,020. Time
Bill Clinton admitted recently if it were not or term limits he'd have kept on running.
The FBI's terrorist watch now has more than 400,000 individual names and it adds about 1,600 per day. Fewer than 5% of the people on the list are U.S Citizens or legal residents. - The Washington Post
Every year Americans eat 35 million cows, 115 million pigs, and 9 Billion chickens and Turkeys. - The New Yorker
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