Fun Facts

NFL games contain 15 minutes of action in a 60-minute clock time that requires over three hours to broadcast.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/nov/16/nfl-time-games-too-long-speed

A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zeptosecond_us_582be255e4b0aa8910bdb138

Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary.
http://qz.com/851066/almost-all-the-10-million-jobs-created-since-2005-are-temporary/

Smog is related to nearly one-third of deaths in China, putting it on a par with smoking as a threat to health

Severe air pollution has shortened life expectancy in China by an average 25 months.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2056553/smog-linked-third-deaths-china-more-deadly-smoking-study-finds

In the US, at least one person a week is shot by a toddler.

Only one member of the US Congress identifies as unaffiliated with any religion
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38517967

The term “genuine leather” isn’t reassuring you that the item is made of real leather, it as an actual distinct grade of leather and is the second worst type of leather there is.
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/5mkkyh/til_the_term_genuine_leather_isnt_reassuring_you/

In 1940, the median American hadn’t finished 9th Grade.
https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/819038140270870528

Many Areas of Appalachia and Mississippi Delta Have Lower Life Expectancy Than Bangladesh.
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/many-areas-appalachia-mississippi-delta-lower-life-expectancy-bangladesh.html

The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. Overdose deaths were nearly equal to the number of deaths from car crashes. In 2015, for the first time, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/opioid-crisis-epidemic.html?_r=0

1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate.
http://www.uab.edu/backsoon.html

Young people today that have a degree with debt earn roughly the same as young workers with no degree in the late 1980s.
http://www.businessinsider.com/comparing-millennials-to-baby-boomers-2017-1?utm_content=buffer4ef1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti%2F/#millennials-have-accumulated-about-half-as-many-assets-as-the-same-age-group-had-in-1989-they-also-make-about-10000-less-on-average-1

Spam Accounts for Two-Thirds of Total Email Volume.
http://247wallst.com/technology-3/2017/02/02/spam-accounts-for-two-thirds-of-total-email-volume/

Seventy billion plastic bottles and 1 trillion plastic bags are produced every year globally.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/03/our-plastic-oceans/

Only three known species go through menopause: killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, and humans.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/study-suggests-surprising-reason-killer-whales-go-through-menopause

The Inventor of Vaseline Claimed that He Ate a Spoonful of it Every Morning.
https://www.mindblowing-facts.org/2013/01/the-inventor-of-vaseline-claimed-that-he-ate-a-spoonful-of-it-every-morning/

Upper-class types and even members of the British Royalty ‘applied, drink or wore’ concoctions prepared from human body parts, and they continued to do so until the end of the 18th century.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/22/515668867/cannibalism-its-perfectly-natural-a-new-scientific-history-argues

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