Armed Citizens have a 7 to 10 times better criminal capture rate and safety record than police departments. About 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person as opposed to 2% of those by armed citizens. The odds of a defensive gun user killing an innocent person are less than 1 in 26,000.
There are enough arteries and veins in the human body to go around the world 2.5 times.
The national debt exceeds all of the US currency currently in circulation.
There are 5 times as many deaths due to the negligence of doctors as there are deaths due to firearms.
The initial explosion during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington USA was 2500 times as powerful as the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
It's possible to graduate from 80% of American colleges and Universities without taking a single course in American History.
The rotation of the Earth is slowing down 1/1000th of a second each day.
(Note that this factoid is false - see the letters and articles in Aug/Sept 96 and Oct/Nov 96 issues for a discussion of the Earth's rotation speed and resulting calendars.)"
The new land speed record is held by the tiny Tongan island of Niuatoputapu in the south pacific. The fastest moving land mass on the planet, the island has recently been clocked at almost 10 inches per year.