34% to be precise. 1 in 3 war veterans actually believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting, according to a new and dispiriting – but not surprising – Pew Research Center poll.
It is said that about 90 per cent of the earth’s species have yet to be discovered.
The real horror: this is the amount of money Americans will blow on Halloween this year.
You know things can’t be right when prescription painkiller overdoses among college-age youth went up 122% between 1999 to 2008.
The number of scientists who have signed a petition denying that man is responsible for global warming.
Scientists have found a ‘thin gene’ that makes people extremely skinny.
Insomnia costs the average American worker 11.3 days, or $2,280 in lost productivity each year. That adds up to $63.2 billion (and 252.7 workdays) for the whole country.
The best excuse to indulge… Chocolate “cuts heart risk by a third’!
Every hour of watching TV can shorten your life by 22 minutes. Doesn’t seem so entertaining anymore?
Facebook validates expecting mothers by letting them announce their pregnancy. “Perhaps the new category was also a reaction to parents-to-be creating unsanctioned Facebook pages for their unborn children.”
According to the U.S. Treasury, Uncle Sam closed the day of business on July 27 with $73.768 billion in total operating balance. Apple, on the other hand, reported in its June earnings statement that it has $76.156 billion in cash and securities.
2 simple ideas that made $100million: One night, Sara Blakely cut off the bottom off her pantyhose and the idea of Spanx was born. The idea for Pillow Pets dawned on Jennifer Telfer after watching her young sons smash down their stuffed animals in order to sleep on them like a pillow. Click to see 7 more.
Honoring (posthumously, of course) those who have removed themselves from the gene pool in the most spectacular or humiliating manner; people who have died in the silliest way ever, thus doing humanity a favour by making sure their genes don’t get passed on!
The amount JPMorgan has agreed to pay to settle civil fraud charges that it misled buyers of complex mortgage investments just as the housing market was collapsing.
On average, women buy 62lb of clothes a year and own at least 20 garments they never wear.
“Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.”
Visit this site to witness the craze of planking which involves taking photos of people lying face down, their arms by their sides, in strange locations, and posting the pictures.
The state of being youthful or of growing young.
Your brain accounts for about 20% of your total energy requirements; that’s an average of 400-500 calories a day, but varies according to how hard your brain is working.
“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.” -Karl Lagerfeld (Thanks SAL)
The amount of years you spend dreaming. Make it worth it.
The % of people in the world for whom sleep is just a waste of time.
Elizabeth Taylor died leaving behind enough money to buy a pyramid or three of her own with personal riches estimated at up to $1bn (£625m).
This year, July and Otober have 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays- this happens only every 823 years and the years are known as ‘Moneybags’! The proverb goes that if you send this (page) to eight good friends, money will appear in the next 4 days as explained in Chinese feng-shui.
The happiest relationships are those less than 5 years old, between 2 university graduates who have no children.