Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Facts

The International Trade Union Confederation estimates that 4,000 workers will die in Qatar by the time 2022 arrives.

America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.

The top 0.01 percent of Americans -- fewer than 14,000 households -- received 5.6 percent of adjusted gross income in 2012...the top 0.001 percent...had its best year since 2007.

There are now more American workers on disability (8.9 million) than are working on assembly lines (8.6 million).

[Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp] in one day...makes more than double the annual median household income in the United States.

You are much more likely to be struck dead by lightning, choke on a chicken bone or drown in the bathtub than be killed by a terrorist. Any number of well-known diseases — cancer, diabetes, the flu — take the lives of far, far more people. Yet, by one estimate, the United States spends $500 million per victim of terrorism, and a piddling $10,000 per cancer death.

Nearly three out of 10 Americans have shown evidence of a serious alcohol-related problem at some point in their lives.

The average American woman now weighs as much as the average 1960s man

The least fit child from a class of 30 in 1998 would be one of the five fittest children in a class of the same age today in the U.K.

According to the 2015 Global Peace Index, the number of refugees and internally displaced people has reached its highest point since World War II.

Five of the top ten books on Amazon last month were coloring books for grown-ups.

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