Friday, November 8, 2013


…Here are some things I didn’t know but I do now:

-The other day German authorities announced that they had discovered more than 1,400 artworks--including pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and others, valued at $1.35 billion.  Apparently the goods were stolen by the Nazi's during WW 2.

-There are 70 billionaires in NYC.  1.7 million people also who live there in poverty.

-More than 47 million Americans are on food stamps.
In 2001, 17 million people got food stamps at a cost of $15 billion to run the program.  By June of this year, there were 47.8 million people getting food stamps at an annual cost of $75 million.

-Since President Kennedy's assassination, there have been more than 1,400 books written about him.

"Fists Cause Concussions" (this was an actual headline in the paper the other day.  duh.)

-The average ticket price for Game 6 of this year's World Series was $2,400.

-People spend $310 million on Halloween costumes for their pets.

-Countries with the most traffic deaths:
China –275,000
India -231,000
Nigeria -53,000
Brazil -44,000
Indonesia -42,000
USA -35,000
-YouTube is the second most popular website in the world.cid:image001.png@01CEB924.63F3B400

-The average person checks their phone 150 times per day (wow).

-The average U.S. temperature was a full degree Fahrenheit warmer than the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1895.

-So far this year over 5,000 people have been killed in Iraq.  That's the highest level since 2006.  800 were killed in August alone.

-The median household income in the U.S is $51,000.

-The yearly median household income for the richest 1% of Americans is $385,000.

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