Saturday, June 23, 2012

Things I learned this week 23 Jun

  • 72 hours' worth of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • Cigarettes are the most shoplifted item in America according to the NRF.
  • Mobil Oil alone makes $4.5 million per hour in profit. 
  • Iceland considered most peaceful country in the world. Canada came 4th.
  • 1 in 224 every homes in Atlanta Georgia received a foreclosure filing just in May 2012. There are 9677 properties with foreclosure filings.
  • Once homeless people who are doing OK now: Halle Berry; Jim Carrey; Jewel.
  • According to a study by UBC in Vancouver, how cool you are (in Canada) is dependant on socially desirable attributes such as charisma, kindness and concern for others.
  • M&M stands for Mars and Murrie.
  • Cell phone data traffic (globally) only made up 1% of total internet data in 2009. Now it makes up 10%. In India, it's at 50%.
  • Bread bag tags make great cord labels.
  • After the first 2 years of sales, while the iPhone sold around 20,000,000 phones, the iPad is already at almost 70,000,000 tablets in its first 2 years of sales.
  • More US teens smoke weed than smoke cigarettes now. Mostly because cigarette smoking has decreased.

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