Wednesday, March 21, 2007


current world population: 6.5 billion humans

current world population: 6.5 billion chickens

human population growth:
1804 - 1 billion
1927 - 2 billion (123 years later)
1960 - 3 billion (33 years later)
1974 - 4 billion (14 years later)
1987 - 5 billion (13 years later)
1999 - 6 billion (12 years later)

average weekly allowance parents/guardians give a child in the u.s. at age ten: $7

average weekly earnings for a twelve year old factory worker in bangladesh: $3.20

corporation receiving highest number of clothing exports from factories employing workers under age 14 in bangladesh: wal-mart (1 billion clothing exports last year, mostly for the wal-mart brand "faded glory")

smallest country in the world: vatican city (.17 square miles)

lowest infant mortality: singapore (2 deaths per 1000 births)

number of postal workers bitten by dogs last year: 3,070

occupation statistically most at risk for workplace violence by "disgruntled" employee: retail

leading cause of death for women at work: homicide

fastest speed at which a raindrop can hit you: 18 mph

color of the universe, according to astronomers in 2005: beige (previously thought to be green)

number of days a cockroach can live without a head: 9

direction bats fly when leaving a cave: left

percentage of people with autism who are left handed: 65%

number of bugs you will accidentally eat in your lifetime: 430

number of americans polled last year who admitted to buying an outfit with the intention of wearing it once and returning it: 1 in 10

day of the week most people commit suicide: monday

number of acres of trees used to make the newsprint edition of the sunday new york times: 314 (about 63,000 trees)

number of u.s. states that do not observe daylight saving time: 2 (hawaii and alaska... indiana will do so for the first time this year)

percentage of death row inmates that are african-american: 42%

percentage of u.s. population that is african-american: 12%

percentage of americans in prison: .7% (more than any other country in the world)

chance that you will be arrested in the u.s.: 66 times higher than any other industrialized nation

number of americans over 18 years of age who do not believe in evolution: 54 million

average annual income, united states: $42,000

average annual income, bangladesh: $2,100

number of left handed people killed each year using right handed products: 2,500

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