April 4, 2008
• The second-safest mode of travel, as measured by deaths per passenger mile, is T-bar ski lifts. (Commercial jet being the safest mode.)
• In a study commissioned by the light bulb division of GE, it was revealed that 50.2 percent of adults have at least one night light in their bedroom.
• Mick Jagger spends hundreds of dollars each month in scratch-off lottery tickets.
• The Buffalo, NY, metropolitan area is only 14th in terms of per capita consumption of Buffalo Chicken Wings. Duluth, Minnesota, is first.
• On average, the hard drive on a laptop PC will cease to work 24 weeks before the video display will stop working.
April 12, 2008
• Russian president Vladimir Putin is distantly related to Pope John Paul II on his father's side.
• The most commonly ordered dish at Chinese restaurants is Beef with Broccoli.
• Although no major league baseball team has gone to the World Series after starting with an 0-6 record, the 1923 New York Giants won after having a 15 game losing streak in July of that year.
• Researchers at Apple estimate that there will be more iPods than radios in the average household by 2010.
• Richard Page of Mr. Mister fame once bet a friend that he could write a song in under 30 minutes. The resulting song, "I'll Remember", went on to be nominated for a Grammy.
April 14, 2008
• Over 90 percent of mp3 devices sold between 2005 and 2007 still have the demonstration music, video and image files on their hard drive.
• More admirals have played the US Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Golf course in Colorado Springs than generals.
• The average number of points scored in the first screen of BrickBreaker, as played on a BlackBerry 8300, is 224.502
• Texas longhorn bulls have lowest ratio of semen production to testical weight among all quadripeds.
• Any randomly-chosen spot on the island of Manhattan has a 50 percent chance of being within 246.3 yards of a jackhammer.