…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:
-YouTube is the second most popular website in the world.
-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.