November 1, 2009
• As of 2009 Pahrump, Nevada has the most world record holders per capita of any city in the world, with 38 such records held among the total of its roughly 40,000 residents.
• One in three cars has a dent or scratch longer than two inches.
• Restaurant chain Legal Seafoods draws its name from its Prohibitionary status as a mafia front, shut down by the authorities. Shortly after the restaurant was reopened, this time without its mafia backing, it was quickly dubbed "Legal Seafoods", and the name persisted.
• There are 984 towns or cities in the United States that do not have at least one Main Street.
• A 2008 study by the Association of American Fence and Netting Manufacturers found that fully one third of fences purporting to be electrified are in fact non-electrified. (Of that third, 90 percent of non-electrification was due to power or maintenance issues, and ten percent due to the sign placer's intent to deceive.)
November 13, 2009
• In New York City the cost to move one passenger up or down one floor by elevator is 0.874 cents.
• Until 1938 it was against regulations for a West Point cadet to swim in the Hudson River unless he was naked.
• Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong each have more honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from colleges and universities than Bill Gates.
• In the United States twice as much marital infidelity occurs south of the Mason Dixon line than north of it.
• The Government Accounting Office has determined that the primary activity of 47 percent of student-run high school clubs is conducting bake sales.
November 20, 2009
• As of 2009, eight percent of web pages that display a copyright date automatically show the current year.
• Among GPS owners in North America, ninety-one percent say they never take a car trip without their unit.
• In the United States, 47 percent of cabbage is consumed in cole slaw, when measured by weight.
• In 2007, 84 percent of Americans attended at least one religious service.
• November is the busiest month of the year for American barbers.
November 26, 2009
• In 2008, 137 countries observed a Thanksgiving holiday, down from 152 in 2000.
• In the United States, fewer people work on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
• On Thanksgiving, the average American consumes 37 percent more calories than on an average day.
• Fewer Americans eat their main meal at home on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.
• Of Americans who eat turnips on Thanksgiving, 72 percent of them do not eat turnips on any other day of the year.