June 13, 2011

you may be sweet and nice
but that won't keep you warm at night

Chris Martin, Here Comes the Sun, 2007

* From Harper's July 2011:

-- Number of public statues of individuals in the United States: 5,193

-- Number that depict women: 394

-- Minimum percentage of U.S. electricity that is consumed by marijuana growers: 1

-- Value of currency eaten by termites at a bank in Uttar Pradesh, India, in April: $221,900

-- Amount spent on lobbying (in the U.S.) in 200O: $1,600,000,000

-- In 2010: $3,500,000,000

* Check out the most beautiful libraries in the United States.

* Photographs of famous people and their records.

* "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -- William Wallace


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