September 1, 2008
• Experts have calculated that if a person could see everyone who came within 168 meters of Times Square in New York City, it would take less than 70 hours for that person to see someone he or she has met previously.
• Less than four percent of U.S. drivers have been issued more than two tickets in their entire driving career for either a moving or non-moving violation.
• Only one in six people who buy reading glasses off the shelf have the correct strength lenses.
• In a double blind taste test administered to 1,224 non-vegatarians, lamb was preferred over beef and pork, 48 percent to 34 percent to 28 percent.
• As of September 2007, 38 percent of American high school students had laptop PCs that were less than 18 months old.
September 4, 2008
• If elected, Joe Biden would be the first Vice President in American history to be born in November.
• More telephone poles are made from oak than any other wood.
• Five in six Americans under the age of 18 has never touched a postage stamp.
• On average sand from Pacific beaches is 250,000 years older than sand from Atlantic beaches.
• Worldwide, ophidiophobia, a fear of snakes, is the most widely held phobia.
September 12, 2008
• Calvin Coolidge is the only Presidential Candidate ever to make a campaign stop in Intercourse, PA.
• A survey in the United States revealed that the least favorite television commercials were about "Erectile Disfunction" (ED), followed by commercials about prostate issues, chewing gum and "feminine hygiene".
• Between 2001 and 2007, the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed in 'smoothies' has increased 873 percent.
• It takes 47 percent more energy to make ice with a consumer-level automatic ice maker than it does to make ice using old fashioned ice trays.
• Mrs. Katie Regan of Upper Darby, PA holds the record for donating the most baked goods to bake sales with a total of 287 lbs between the years 1990 and 2004.
September 15, 2008
• On an average business day, 2,147,000 disposable coffee cups are used within the Chicago city limits.
• Approximately 27.4 percent of computer monitors in use in offices of 25 or more people have rear view mirrors.
• Office space in France has the highest ratio of potted plants per worker at one plant for every 5.7 workers.
• In a 1996 poll, Playboy Enterprises discovered that approximately 1.8 percent of the male population makes passes only at women who wear glasses.
• The average BlackBerry user never lets the charge indicator on his or her device to fall below two bars.
September 17, 2008
• 63-year-old George F Patterson of Atlanta, GA holds the world record for surviving being struck by lightning the most times. As of December 2007, he had been struck nine times.
• A recent study performed by the University of South Carolina indicates that, despite the old saying, brunettes have seven percent more fun than blondes do.
• By the time they enter preschool, three in ten children will have their own personal computers.
• The National Association of Pet Stores (NAPS) estimates that 43 percent of new customers ask to purchase "exotic" pets such as foxes, tiger cubs, and alligators. This is up from 22 percent in 1998.
• At some point in their school careers, John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Sarah Palin have all performed in a production of the musical Oklahoma!
September 22, 2008
• 3926 Americans who were born on April 18th, 1923, the day Yankee Stadium opened, died on September 21, 2008, the day the Stadium hosted its last regular season game.
• A higher percentage of adults cite peanut butter as their favorite food (8.7 percent) than gradeschoolers (7.8 percent).
• Among American adults who believe in Creationism or Intelligent Design, 14.6 percent believe the Bible was originally written in English.
• Neither Richard Rodgers not Oscar Hammerstein II, who wrote the musical Oklahoma!
, ever visited the state.
• Robert Redford is allergic to cellulose acetate, which, traditionally, is what motion picture film is made of.