Monday, October 26, 2009

More Trivia

Wow. Busy weekend plus overtime at work equals a late, late post. 'Nuff said.



In the U.S.A. it costs you $3.33 per megabyte second in broadband speed. In Japan you pay only 27 cents. The average speed here is 4.8 megabytes per second. Over there the average is 61 megabytes per second. This explains something, but I'm not sure what.

In the mid-1970s, there were an average of three house fires every two hours. 40% of available housing went up in flames.

Which state has the largest per-capita concentration of scientists holding a PhD? New Mexico.

Nearly $67 was spent by every man, woman, and child in the U.S. last year ... on Halloween.

Let's say you hate McDonald's fast food restaurants. What's the farthest away you can get from one? 107 miles as the crow flies, 145 miles by car.

Take the annual revenue figures from Target, Home Depot, Sears, K-Mart, Safeway, and Kroger. Now combine them. You still won't have as much as what Wal-Mart pulls in.

Remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer? Did you know that the Israeli military trained her as a sniper shortly after their independence in 1948? It's true.

What publications are printed the most in all the world? The Bible, the Harry Potter books, and IKEA catalogs. In that order.

[selected from Holy Crap Facts]


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