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Without contraception, the average woman would bear bet-
ween 12 and 15 children in her lifetime.
Geez, are we happy for contraception or what????
The average American ate 118 take-out restaurant meals in
I know for a fact I beat that is 2005 and 2006, and probably 2007! Call me Spendy!
The average age at which U.S. women are having their first
child has climbed to an all-time high of 25.
That's good. Babies having babies stinks.
That's a Ton of Meat
Even if the average American eats 20 percent less meat
in 2050 than in 2000, total meat consumption in the U.S.
will be roughly 5 million tons greater in 2050 due to
population growth alone.
Every year, U.S. school buses emit 3,000 tons of toxic
soot, 95,000 tons of smog-forming pollutants, and 11
million tons of global warming gases.
And that doesn't include the kids who think it's funny to fart in the other kids' faces!
Need more Energy
The more developed world uses over five times the energy
per capita used by the less developed world. North America
uses over eight times as much energy per person as
does Latin America.
Have you ever seen the picture taken from a satellite that shows lights all over the world at night? It is scary how "lit" we are! On top of the waste involved, we cancel out the view of the beautiful night sky.
MORE RANDOM TIDBITS
The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter.
Wow! That's even bigger than my "bubble butt"!!! IS, TOO!!!
Trident was introduced as the first sugarless gum on the
market in the early 1960s.
And, boy, did it taste nasty!
Sugarless gum can only be sold in Singapore by prescription.
Heavyweight champion boxer, Jack Dempsey, chewed gum
before every match to "make his jaw stronger."
Again ... Huh.
All chewing gum was originally made from the natural gum
resin called chicle, which is obtained from the sapodilla
tree. Chicle is more expensive than other natural gums
and newer synthetic materials, so it's use has greatly
Yeah, who cares about the health issues when THEY can save money?
The country with the largest number of chewing gum
manufacturers is Turkey, with more then 60 companies
manufacturing chewing gum!
Well, clearly no one has a corner on the market. Good business, I suppose.
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It's me again. Just wanted to comment that we have had wind here for the last couple days, and it is really blowing hard! Last night my metal roof was snapping like crazy! It looks as if we are in for another one today, as it is already shaking the trees. With the cooler weather, it surely makes one glad to have a jacket handy, as I do. But I haven't brought my winter clothes out yet, and I'm wondering if I should. Putting away the summer and getting out the winter clothes is a sure way to bring on another warm spell, isn't it? I guess next week after my guests are gone, I'll bring out at least a few things. I'll be headed toward Florida via Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia week after next, and I will probably not need heavy winter things until I return in December. Oh, well, I'll figure it out! Anyway, what I set out to say is that if the wind would just die off, our temps in the 60s would be very comfortable, Go 'way, wind!!
OK, gotta get busy! So how's your weather? What's in your trivia basket today?
...Life is (breezy and) beautiful!!!