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If you count people on parole and probation, 1 out of 26 adults in Louisiana is under control of the Department of Corrections. - The Week Magazine, 3/13/09

President Obama likes it warm in the White House. Advisor David Axelrod says, "You could grow orchids in there." - The Week Magazine, 2/13/09

The odds are 6 out of 10 (59%) that you want to throw every person in Congress out and start all over. - The Week Magazine, 12/26/08

The U.S. government has spent billions of dollars since 1992 to buy a fleet of 112,000 alternative fuel vehicles. Unfortunately there are so few suppliers of ethanol and natural gas, so these vehicles are powered by gasoline 92% of the time. - The Week Magazine, 12/5/08

City crews in Ankeny, Iowa are using garlic salt to melt snow and ice from city streets. - Chicago Tribune, 12/17/08

Barack Obama is the first president that has Internet access in the Oval Office. - The Week Magazine, 11/28/08

A drunken Jersey City councilman Steven Lipski was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington night club. - New York Daily News, 11/9/08

"Joe the Plumber" was mentioned 26 times in that presidential debate. The economy was mentioned 16 times and Iraq was mentioned only 6 times. -, 10/16/08

Times Square's National Debt Clock ran out of digits on September 30, 2008 when the debt of the United States reached $10,000,000,000,000 - Time Magazine, 10/27/08

The odds are 1 out of 3 (36%) that you have a criminal record, if you have graduated from the Atlanta Police Academy. - The Week Magazine, 10/24/08

In 2007, President Hugo Chavez turned Venezuela's clocks back 30 minutes. Some speculate the change was just to confuse other nations. - Wired Magazine, 11/08

Arizona doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time. The Navajo Nation, inside Arizona's northeastern corner does observe Daylight Savings Time. The Hopi Nation, located inside the Navajo Nation, does not observe Daylight Savings Time. If you drive Arizona Route 264 in the summer, you have to reset your watch 3 times in a space of just over 100 miles. - Wired Magazine, 11/08

It is estimated that in the 2008 presidential election, women will cast 9,000,000 more votes than men. - The Week Magazine, 10/24/08

If it had rained in Illinois on election day in 1960, Richard Nixon would have beaten John F. Kennedy. - Discover Magazine, 11/08

Because of the sluggish economy and increased enforcement, the number of illegal immigrants entering the USA has declined from 800,000 each year to about 500,000. - The Week Magazine, 10/17/08

If it had been sunny in Florida on election day in 2000, Al Gore would have beaten George W. Bush. - Discover Magazine, 11/08

The $700,000,000,000 bailout of Wall Street is $200,000,000,000 more than school districts, states and the federal government spent in 2007 on all forms of public education. - Forbes Magazine, 9/23/08

A 10-year-old South Carolina boy was suspended from school for possession of a broken pencil sharpener. A teacher spotted the boy trying to sharpen a pencil with the sharpener's detached blade. The school has a "zero-tolerance" policy on weapons. -, 9/11/08

Actor Val Kilmer is the choice of current New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to replace him. "I like the idea, Val Kilmer is a New Mexican, he was Batman," said Richardson. - People Magazine, 9/14/08

About 80% of all marijuana grown outdoors in the United States is on state or federal land, usually in parks or forest reserves. - The Week Magazine, 9/26/08
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