Saturday, April 14, 2007


one-third of the world is currently at war

since 1495, no twenty-five year period has been without war

half the world's population is under age 25

there are more televisions in the u.s. than people in the u.k.

your mouth produces about 2 pints of saliva a day

most burglaries in the u.s. occur in the winter, and during the day

there is a radioshack store within 5 minutes of where 94% of all americans either live or work

in 2005, 12% of newlyweds met online

your body has ten times as many bacteria cells than human cells

internationally, "baywatch" is the most popular television show in history

delaware, virginia and michigan are the top states for ritalin-- doctors in these three states prescribe ritalin to children 56% more often than the national average

at present, even the most powerful computer cannot process as many instructions as 0.1 gram of a goldfish brain

when you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red

if people in the u.s. took an IQ test today and it was scored in the same way as people were assessed 50 years ago, 90% would be considered geniuses

of all restaurants opened in the u.s., 90% fail within the first year-- of the the remaining 10%, over 90% of them will fail in the second year

an office desk has about 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat

the three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the world's 48 poorest nations

there are 6 universal facial expressions: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise

the space between your eyebrows is called the glabella

true story:
a fierce wind blew 45-year old vittorio luise's car into a river near naples, italy in 1983. he managed to break a window, climb out, and fight the current to swim to shore-- where another gust of strong wind blew over a tree and killed him.

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