Thursday, October 22, 2009

Go America!

Did you know these nine facts about America?
  • As of May 2008, 13% of the 100 top-grossing films of all time were made by either Steven Spielberg or George Lucas. – The Week Magazine, 5/2/08
  • 47% of dogs in the United States sleep in a family member’s bed. – The Week Magazine, 8/10/07
  • 2.4% of all newlyweds are over 65, says the U.S. Census Bureau. – Arizona Daily Star, 7/30/06
  • 76% of American commuters drive to work alone. – The Week Magazine, 6/6/08
  • 55% of all deaths caused by firearms in the United States are suicides. – San Diego Union, 7/1/08
  • 2.4% of all Americans are in the criminal justice system somehow. 7,200,000 Americans are now either behind bars, on probation, or on parole. – The Week Magazine, 6/27/08
  • Americans throw out 27% of the 350,000,000 pounds of food they buy each year. – New York Times, 5/18/08
  • 70% of all trees cut for use as Christmas trees are whisked to departing trucks by helicopter. – The Week Magazine, 12/28/07
  • 23% of all the psychiatrists in the country are in the New York City metro area. – The Week Magazine, 5/19/06

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

Wow. 13%? It's no wonder they don't charge admission just to say their names. Of course, with the juggernaut combination of "Star wars" and "Jaws" it's hard to see why they wouldn't blow all others out.

Mauricem said...

Dear Maam,
I'm catching up.
Signed
James Cameron