October 29, 2004
• One fifth of computers don't have speakers.
• Travel is the fourth largest internet industry behind pornography, electronics and books, in that order.
• Japanese school children do three times more homework than American school children.
• A 2002 Modern Law Journal study found that 18 percent of currently practicing lawyers would not pass their Bar exams if the exam were administered today.
• While jean-maker Levi Strauss was alive, he forbade his company from producing jeans in any other color than blue. Black jeans were introduced by the company eight months after his death.