Facts & Trends

Joining Jihadist Groups

Young Muslims are still flocking to radical jihadist groups in record numbers. A United Nations study found that at least 25,000 people from more than 100 nations have left home to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and ...

Synchronicity

Twin sisters Erica and Tashina Ackley, 22, who found out they were pregnant on the same day, gave birth just hours apart in the same Maine hospital. “We thought it would be cool if we had our babies on the ...

IS CLIMATE CHANGE LARGELY THE RESULT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY?

The pollster Ipsos MORI put the question to people in 20 countries. Here’s a sampling of how many said yes: ...

Money Moved Into Offshore Bank Accounts

Minimum amount that Chinese citizens have moved into offshore bank accounts since 2002: $1,000,000,000,000 ...

A Little Gassy

Estimated amount of gasoline wasted in U.S. traffic jams each day, in gallons: 12,600,000 ...

Mass Shooting Fatalities

At least 235 people have died in 75 mass shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in December 2012 ...

A Knife In The Head

A Chinese pedestrian narrowly escaped death after a knife fell from the sky and stuck in his head. XiaoYunzhi, 57, was walking below a high-rise apartment when the wind blew a kitchen knife from an eighth story balcony. The blade ...

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 ...

Occupy Wall Street Poster Price

Price of an Occupy Wall Street poster being sold by Walmart: $52.25 ...

Medication In The U.S.

Portion of Americans who are currently taking at least one prescription drug: 1/2 Who are taking five or more: 1/10 Estimated number of U.S. children aged two or three being prescribed ADHD medication: 14,000 ...