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World Cup Stats

By on June 14th, 2010

As most of you know, and few of you care about, the World Cup started on Friday. USA’s first game was on Saturday, and ended in a 1-1 draw (everyone wins!) after the English goalkeeper made a terrible error.

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Hot Tubbing, Bagels And The ER

By on December 9th, 2009

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.

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Oh My Pumpkin

By on October 21st, 2009

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!

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Healthcare Costs

By on September 2nd, 2009

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.

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Find Your Own Stats

By on August 26th, 2009

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.   

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Plastic Baddies

By on August 12th, 2009

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.

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Craigslist To Top $100 million

By on June 10th, 2009

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.

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All You Need Is Love?

By on June 3rd, 2009

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Pizza, Pizza!

By on May 20th, 2009

Pizza. It's what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some U.S. pizza makers have even incoporated toppings such as peanut butter & jelly and bacon & eggs to satisfy the cravings of breakfast lovers.

 Here are some stats on just how much we love pizza here in the U.S. of A:


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I'm Falling For Debt

By on April 1st, 2009

That's right, a statistic has caught my eye and I can't turn away. It's standing over there in the corner batting its eyelashes at me. I can't wait to meet it. 

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