Chinese businesses in the Pearl River delta are demanding government support as their low cost advantages are being undercut by even lower cost manufacturers in Vietnam and Cambodia. They aren’t going to get it.
4853 US combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan from Sept. 2001 to Dec. 2011
6825 US combat casualties in the battle for Iwo Jima from Feb. 19 to March 25, 1945
5831 Canadian casualties in the battle for France from June 6, 1944 to Oct. 1944
Brandon Jacobs, a running back for the New York Giants has advice for fantasy football players: Get a Life. I am on the real team. Let’s talk about that.
Prince Fielder a 5′ 11″ 285 pound 28 year old has signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers for 9 years for $214 million.
The annual average income of the Indian adult has just passed $1000 per year.
Facebook has 800 million users.
Facebooks IPO may be worth $100 billion. (Thats $125 per user.)
A report commissioned by the UK says that at current rates libraries will be literally without members by 2020.
In 1990 there was no physical evidence of any type of planet outside of our solar system.
As of December 2011 approximately 1200 planets have been identified.
Average weight of an American male in 1960 – 160 pounds
Average weight of an American male in 2010 – 191 pounds
Average time spent by university students studying per week in 1960 – 24 hours
Average time spent by university students studying per week in 2010 – 14 hours