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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

 

But Only About 12 Of Them Are Worth Knowing...

The U.S. population will pass 300 million today -- a momentous landmark, especially when you consider that most of them name Kevin Federline in their paternity suits. Some facts, shamelessly ripped from CNN:

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The United States is the world's third largest population after China and India, both of whom are also rising. Of the three countries, however, only one has Deal or No Deal on four times a week.

7: The number of seconds between every birth in the U.S. The number of suckers born every minute is substantially higher.

50 percent: Half of the U.S. population lives in suburbs compared with 38 per cent in the 1970s. The suburbs remain, however, hopelessly addicted to oxycontin, childrens' soccer games, SUVs, and Deal or No Deal.

50 percent: The number of married couple households has fallen to 50 percent from 75 percent in 1967. See, not all Americans are idiots!

2.3kg: The amount of trash each American produces every day -- about five times more than a person in a developing country. If you exclude Paris Hilton, however, the amount of American trash goes down significantly.

25 percent: The amount of the world's energy consumed by the U.S. The country is also the single largest emitter of carbon dioxide. And when we eat pork and beans, it gets even worse.

1,000: The number of plants and animals listed as endangered species because of loss of habitat due to land development. Among them: the spotted wood owl, the Dakota black elk, and Corey Haim.

3: The number of times more water each American uses than the world average. I'd love to feel all bad and shit about this, but A) I'm thirsty and B) I support the idea of the daily shower.

2043: The year the Census Bureau predicts the U.S. population will reach 400 million. I'll be dead by then, thank God.

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