And 25 other facts you should probably know.
The Page That Counts
And other facts you should probably know.
(and 24 other facts you should probably know).
(And 22 other facts you should probably know.)
Years it took for the human population to grow from 1 billion to 2 billion: 123. Years it took to grow from 6 billion to 7 billion: 12
Miles flown by a bar-tailed godwit in the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded: 7,200. Miles flown in the world’s longest nonstop, non-refueled helicopter flight: 2,213.
Current national minimum wage for tipped workers: $2.13. Last time the national tipped minimum wage was raised: 1991.
Number of companies controlling 90 percent of the media in 1983: 50. In 2011? 6.
Percentage of world's fisheries that are fully exploited, overexploited, or collapsed: 85 ...
Estimated average student debt of 2011 college graduates: $27,200; Percentage of 2011 college graduates moving back into their parents’ house: 85.
Percentage of Muslim Americans who say military attacks on civilians are never justified: 78; Catholics: 39.
Percentage of McDonald’s job applicants hired as a result of the company’s National Hiring Day in April 2011: 6.2; Percentage of applicants accepted to Harvard for the class of 2015: 6.2 ...
Bank of America’s 2009 pre-tax income: $4.4 billion; amount Bank of America paid in taxes in 2009: $0 ...
Facts that tell a story… Amount of real money Jon Jacobs received for virtual online real estate: $635,000. Average price of a home in the U.S.: $170,600.
Number of billionaires in the world: 1,011; Percentage of billionaires living in the U.S.: 40; Number of U.S. billionaires and near-billionaires pledging at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity: 40