April 12, 2005
• Over 31 miles of receipts are printed every day in America.
• The average deck of cards is missing two cards.
• Celebrities who have appeared in one or more movies are almost twice as likely to die of lung cancer than a typical person.
• Washing machines account for 36 percent of household water use.
• Despite the increased focus on accuracy in the media, the number of fact checkers employed at major U.S. newspapers has declined 62 percent since 1999.