Nov 16, 2017

Random Thursday

We're getting very close to the end of That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser. Less than 100 pages left! But don't worry! I have yet another little book of obscure and random facts! Plus we're still in the beginning of that Disney book too!

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"If the minimum wage had risen as fast as the top 1 percent of incomes over the past half century, the lowest-paid workers in the U.S. would earn close to $33.00 an hour."

All that's running through my mind is why didn't we do this?! Lol!

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"The word 'economics' is derived from the Greek oikos ('house') and nemein ('manage').

Anyone else miss this show? I loved the cartoons they showed on this show! Reminiscent of the Mickey Mouse Cartoons from eons ago!

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"There are more Subway sandwich shops in Manhattan (176) than there are actual subway stations (147).

That's weird! LOL!

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"Each floor of New York City's Twin Towers measured 208 feet by 208 feet--just 300 square feet shy of an acre. Each tower comprised 110 stories and had its own ZIP code."

This I did not know!! Dang that's big!

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"The observation deck at One World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, will sit 1,362 feet above the ground. A glass parapet will extend to 1,368 feet--the exact height of the original towers."

This event still shocks the heck out of me and I can still remember what I was doing when I heard about it. I was in science class and they came on the intercom to tell us what happened. I remember I was confused at first because kids were talking and I didn't catch it all. The gist of what I heard was a plane crash in NYC and I didn't understand why that was breaking news for St. Louis. Then the teachers pulled the TV out and it was like OH! That's when the shock really hit!

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