Facts & Trends

CITY TRAFFIC

THE PROBLEM Congestion caused by commuters carries an annual price tag of $121 billion in wasted time and fuel costs. The average American who drives to work wastes 38 hours in traffic each year. THE INNOVATION City planning authorities increasingly ...
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Turnabout Is Fair Play

A Vancouver woman saw the bicycle that was stolen from her put up for sale on Craigslist. She called, met the seller, and asked for a test ride.  “And then I just got on it and rode away,” said Kayla ...
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Statistics Of Rape

Almost one in five women—19.3 percent—has been raped, and 44 percent have suffered sexual violence, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of the women who were raped identified the perpetrator as a ...
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Nuke Facts

15,654 - Total known land area, in square miles (40,544 sq km), of U.S. nuclear-weapon bases and facilities 2 - Minimum number of people required to authorize a U.S. nuclear attack ...
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It’s Not Easy Being Green

City officials in Chengdu, China, have been painting the city's grass green to make residents think spring is here.The ruse came to light when some residents noticed unpainted patches of yellowish winter grass, and others found the green paint coming off ...
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Risky Professions

One in six roofers suffers an injury each year. The least risky profession: Legal services ...
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THE FUTURE OF RELIGION

The Pew Research Center forecast that by 2050 the number of Muslims globally will nearly equal the number of Christians. Here is how major religions are projected to grow from 2010 to 2050: Islam: +73% Christianity: +35% Hinduism: +34% Judaism: ...
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Too Much Brawn, Not Enough Brains

A gang of German bank robbers trying to blow open an ATM machine used too much explosive and destroyed the entire bank.  The blast reduced the bank building in the village of Malliss to rubble and damaged cars more than ...
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Men and Women

"You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little pot belly and a bald spot." - Elayne Boosler ...
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Guns Used For Self Defense

Number of times guns are used in self-defense each year in the U.S.: 180,000 ...
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