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2014 

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Friday thoughts: 1.People talk about how expensive college is today, but a century ago fewer than one in twenty Americans ever stepped foot in a university. 2. According to the Federal Reserve, the number of lifetime years spent in leisure/retirement plus time off during your working years, rose ...
02/27/2014
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Tidbits for Thursday! 1. 2% of American homes had electricity in 1900. J.P. Morgan was one of the first to install electricity in his home, and it required a private power plant on his property. Even by 1950, close to 30% of American homes did not have electricity. It took until the 1970's for vi...
02/26/2014
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Hump Day factoids: 1. America averaged 20,919 murders per year in the 1990's, and 16,211 per year in the 2,000's, according to the FBI. If the murder rate had not fallen, 47,000 more Americans would have been killed in the last decade than actually were. That is more than the population of Buloxi...
02/25/2014
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Facts for Tuesday: 1. According to AT&T archives and the Dalls Fed, a three-minute phoone call from New York to San Francisco cost $341.00 in 1915, and $12.66 in 1960, adjusted for inflation. Today Republic Wireless offers unlimited talk , text and data for $5.00 per month. 2 As recently as 1950,...
02/24/2014
Facts for Monday: 1. You need an annual income of $34,000 a year to be in the richest 1% of the world, according to World Bank economist Branko Milanovic's 2010 book, The Haves and the Have-Nots. To be in the top half of the globe you need to earn just $1,225 a year. For the top 20%, its $5,000 a...
02/23/2014
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A few factoids for Sunday: 1. The average American car got 13 miles per gallon in 1975, and more than 26 miles per gallon in 2013, according to the Energy Protection Agency. This has an effect identical to cutting the cost of gasoline in half! 2. If you think Americans are not prepared for retire...
02/22/2014
Trivia for the weekend!: 1.One of the reasons Social Ssecurity and Medicare are underfunded is that the average American is living longer than ever before. I think this is literally the best problem to have. 2. In 1900, 44% of all American jobs were in farming. Today, around 2% are. We have becom...
02/21/2014
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A few facts for Friday: 1. High school graduation rates are at a 40 year high. 2. The death rate from strokes have declined by 75% since the 1960's. Death from heart attacks have also declined. If the heart attack survival rate had not declined the number of Americans dying each year from heart d...
02/20/2014
Yesterday morning went by like a blur and every time I logged in to AR it was on intermission. So her goes some more trivia: 1. Almost no homes had a refrigerator in 1900, fewer had cars! Today, they sell cars with refrigerators in them! 2. Adjusted for inflation, the cost of an average airline r...
02/19/2014
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Yes, more trivia for Tuesday! 1.In 1952, 38,000 people contracted polio in America alone according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2012, there were fewer than 300 cases of polio in the entire world. 2. Worldwide deaths from battle have plunged from 300 per 100,000 people during WWII to the...
02/17/2014
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