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Collection of statistics, facts and figures from various areas

Naps reduce heart related death

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

In order to lower the risk of heart-related death, a person should take 3 half-hour naps each week.

$150 billion is the amount of money due to lost productivity that fatigue costs U.S. businesses each year.

(Source: Time Magazine)

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Extract Greenhouse Gases and Get Rich

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson will pay $25 million prize to the first scientist who comes up with a system for extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

$975,000 is the fine that companies would pay for causing environmental disasters, under a new law proposed in the European Parliament.

(Source: Time Magazine)

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High Inflation Rates

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

1,594% was the estimated annual inflation rate in trouble-racked Zimbabwe in January – the highest in the world.

4,000% is the inflation rate predicted by the International Monetary Fund for Zimbabwe by year’s end of the prices continue to soar and the government doesn’t devalue the currency.

(Source: Time Magazine)

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Flying High

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

An Australian storm carried two paragliders 32,000 feet high – 2965 feet higher that Mt. Everest.

Eva Wisnierska blacked out for 40 minutes during the ordeal, in which she suffered only frostbite and minor bruising. The other glider, He Zhongpin, was killed by lightening.

(Source: Time Magazine)

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Merger of XM and Sirius

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The value of the proposed merger of XM and Sirius, the only companies licensed to offer satellite radio in the U.S.

Both companies charge $12.95 monthly fee, which consumers advocates fear will increase if the deal is approved.

(Source: Time Magazine)

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Replace dollar bills by coins

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dollar coins can circulate for 30 years compared with 18 to 22 months for a dollar bill.

US would save $500 million each year if dollar bills were replaced by coins, like the new, golden George Washington ones release Feb. 15. (Source: Time Magazine)

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Average Number of Children

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, March 6, 2007

6.1 is the average number of children that women bear in Rwanda, whose population is expected to double by 2030. (Source: Time Magazine)

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Top Search Terms In US For The Year 2006

Posted by Vikas Sah on Thursday, February 8, 2007

Top Search Terms Among All Categories

Rank Search Term Share

1 myspace 0.63%

2 myspace.com 0.41%

3 ebay 0.33%

4 yahoo 0.23%

5 mapquest 0.21%

6 http://www.myspace.com 0.18%

7 yahoo.com 0.15%

8 my space 0.14%

9 myspace layouts 0.14%

10 lyrics 0.09%

Top Search Terms Among Entertainment – Movie Category Websites

Rank Search Term Share

1 imdb 0.96%

2 netflix 0.93%

3 movies 0.76%

4 blockbuster 0.56%

5 fandango 0.37%

6 harry potter 0.24%

7 netflix.com 0.23%

8 movie times 0.23%

9 hollywood video 0.21%

10 regal cinemas 0.18%

Top Search Terms Among Sports Category Websites

Rank Search Term Share

1 espn 1.37%

2 nascar 0.66%

3 espn.com 0.64%

4 nfl 0.62%

5 nfl.com 0.59%

6 nascar.com 0.50%

7 cabelas 0.45%

8 fantasy football 0.37%

9 nba 0.35%

10 mlb 0.31%

Source: Hitwise

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Addicted to TV?

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An average america now watches 4.5 hours of tv a day. (Source: Fortune Magazine)

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Beer for Dogs

Posted by Vikas Sah on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

$2.14 is the price of a bottle of Kwispelbier, a beef-flavored beer created for dogs by dutch pet-shop owner who wanted to have drinks with her Weimaraners after hunt. (Source: Time Magazine)

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