Amazing and True

Saturday, July 19, 2008
* Only 30% of stolen artwork worth more than $1,000,000 each is recovered.
* The typical American child receives 70 new toys a year, most of them during the holiday season.
* 90% of Canada's 31,000,000 citizens live within 100 miles of the U.S. border.
* The Washington Times newspaper is owned by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
* The busiest shopping hour of the holiday season is between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
* In 2002, women earned 742,000 bachelor's degrees. Men earned only 550,000 during the same year. The difference is growing so large that many colleges now practice (quietly) affirmative action for male applicants.
* Most of the deck chairs on the Queen Mary 2 have had to be replaced because overweight Americans were breaking them.
* Actor Bill Murray doesn't have a publicist or an agent.
* The day after President George W. Bush was reelected, Canada's main immigration website had 115,000 visitors. Before Bush's re-election, this site averaged about 20,000 visitors each day.


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