October 28, 2004
• There are more fluent French speakers in China than in France.
• 80 percent of car trips in the United States are less than one mile.
• 4 percent of the words used in Shakespeare's plays had never appeared in print before.
• As of the 2000 census, there were 703,354 people in the U.S. with the initials G.O.D.
• The longest word appearing in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a chemical name with 423 letters.