--IT'S A SMALL CRIME, BUT I GOT NO EXCUSE
…Happy Memorial Day.
How's your holiday weekend going?
…Here are some things I learned last week:
…E-book sales were up 43% last year, accounting for 20% of all book sales. (They're up 4456% since 2008). Still hard cover sales rose 6%. So, apparently more people actually are reading.
…42% of 5th to 12th graders think they will invent something in their lifetime that will change the world.
43% think they will own their own business someday.
…A Microsoft survey found that the average worker looks at their email 36 times and hour.
…779 -Men held at Guantanamo prison since it opened in January 2002
166 -Men held as of January 2013
86 -Men held after being cleared for release in 2009
46 -Prisoner the U.S. says are too dangerous to release but it lacks evidence to prosecute
…There are 500 sexual assaults every week in the military.
…$30,000 -Average cost to settle a dog bit insurance claim
…U.S. airlines earned $3.5 billion in fees for checked luggage and another $2.6 billion in fees charged for changing a reservations.
…Each year, 10,000 Americans are killed by drunk drivers.
170,000 are injured
…Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is expected to make over $90 million this year.
LeBron James is second at $56.5 million.
The average teacher salary in the U.S. is $55,000
…The stock market is up 140% since March, 2009.
The average home value is down 20% since that time.
…Single adults 50 and older prefer to date someone:
4% of men say yes.
25% of women say yes.
22% of women say yes.
63% of men say yes.
The top five baby names of 2012 for boys:
87% of all people say they like their first name, including 31% who say they love it.
Tom Hanks is American's most trusted man. Tom Cruize is our least trusted.
Sandra Bullock is the most trusted woman, Kristen Stewart the least.
…Last year, nearly 300 guns were seized at Texas airports alone. Three out of four guns were loaded.
..56% of people born after 1983 don't know the basis of Roe vs. Wade. 16% believe it had to do with school desegregation.
…The 4 worst cities for traffic:
#3 -San Fran
#2 - Honolulu