In the 18 years from 1990-2007 (the latest stats) more than 80,000 people were injured in hot tubs or whirlpools seriously enough to end up in an emergency room, according to The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
It’s fall. Begrudgingly we must accept that summer is over. With the absence of that large orange sun comes the revival of those large orange squash that we know and love. You know what I’m talkin’ about. Oh yeah…it’s pumpkin time!
With all this talk about healthcare floating around, I thought showing the numbers behind our current healthcare system would make more of an impression than my opinion ever could. Read 'em and weep.
Instead of highlighting one single stat this week, I thought, "why not tell my data-deprived readers how to feed their own stat hunger?" The next time you need some quick numbers to fill space in an essay, or want to fact-check that bitter windbag who says he has the stats to prove that pollution is beneficial, you'll know where to get the data.
Plastic bags are everywhere. You can't drive down a road or walk on a sidewalk without seeing these colorful culprits tangled around telephone poles, trees, and weeds. They even manage to find their way into rivers and other natural areas, resulting in death of animals who accidentally eat or get tangled in them.
Craigslist is expected to make $100 million in revenue this year. That's pretty good for a site that doesn't bombard you with ads. They also have the classiest storefront of any multimillion dollar company I've seen. This expected figure is up from the estimated $81 million the company made in 2008.