Sunday, January 29, 2012


...I have some new micros up at Eunoia Review and here under "Words in Print."
They are:
The Drummers

...Here are some things you might find interesting:

19,757 -- Number of IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) attacks in Afghanistan in 2010
20, 483 -- Number in 2011

31.9% -- Number of college students in 2005 reporting they spend 6 hours or more a week on homework
39.5% -- Number reporting the same in 2011

Birth rates per 1,000 teenagers ages 15-19 years old:
1990 -- 60
2000 -- 48
2010 -- 34

Number of miles driven in the US:
2000 -- 2,700 Billion
2008 -- 3,200 Billion
2010 -- 2,970 Billion

--According to New York's Downtown Alliance, lower Manhattan now has more than twice the number of residents, three times the number of hotels and 130 more businesses than it had on September 11, 2001

--At least 22 states reported budget surpluses in 2011

--Violent crime is at its lowest level in over 40 years

--Rates of teens giving birth have fallen to their lowest level in 70 years

--Drunk driving has fallen to its lowest level in 17 years

--State workers in Indiana were given bonus checks worth $1,000 because of the state's surplus of funds

--Men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women

--On average, Americans are 20 pounds heavier than they were in 1990

Elephant Facts:
--Elephants eat more than 450 pounds of food EACH day
--They're gregarious and need to be around other elephants
--Most are divas, demanding and pushy
--African and Asian elephants don't mix
--Only female elephants live in groups and ther's always a queen bee who's not a fan of the new elephant

1 comment:

  1. Hey Len. I love reading your work... Prose, poetry, blog posts, anything. Whenever I stumble upon something of yours in a journal, I'm always smiling by the time I reach the last word. Just thought you might like to know. Best...