--SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNFINISHED
…April’s almost gone. It went by fast, but it was a very full month as should be May.
…Here are some random things I learned recently that you may or may not know yourself:
The Monarch butterfly can travel more than two thousand miles, from Canada to Mexico.
In a recent survey, traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK paper money.
One in eight American workers has been employed at McDonald’s at one point in their life.
The most stolen book in the world is The Bible.
A herd of rhinos is called a Crash.
The number one importer of slaves in the world wasn’t actually the US, but Brazil.
It takes 100 years for a metal can to disintegrate.
A whale can grow up to 100 pounds a minute after it is born.
Falling coconuts and vending machines kill more people each year than do sharks.
Van Gogh created over 900 paintings and sold 1 (for 44 francs). (After his death, the highest paid price for one of his painting was $87.5 million)
Only 4% of women think they are beautiful.
62% of adults say they exercise enough;10% actually do.
Last year, ten Americans died from terrorism; 34,680 died in car accidents.
74 vs 686: Los Angeles’s Air Quality Index versus Beijing (500) is considered near lethal)
45% of Japanese couples said they have not had sex in the last month.
According to Author John Groom, the cost of the Obama’s lifestyle is $1.4 Billion per year, for vacations, Camp David, personal and political travel, and other items not directly related to the operations of the federal government.
$3.3 Trillion: Total projected 2015 revenue of United States government from individual, corporate, and social security taxes.
In 1913 the US government spending was 4.5% of GDP. Today it’s 47%.
$229 Billion: Amount donated by Americans to charity last year.
64.3 Million: Number of Americans who volunteered for a charity last year, totaling 8.3 billion hours.
The CEO of Viacom made $54.2 million dollars last year. Eleven CEO’s made over $30 million last year.
Cumberland college once lost an NCAA football game by a score of 222-0.