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The 2014 fourth of July celebration in Chicago sent 89 people to the hospital with gunshot wounds, 15 have died at this point.

The ten most corrupt states in the USA are ...
1. Mississippi
2. Louisiana
3. Tennessee
4. Illinois
5. Pennsylvania
6. Alabama
7. Alaska
8. South Dakota
9. Kentucky
10. Florida
According to a study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University. The researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials.

What about Michican (Detroit city)? Isn't the city of detroit the first city to go bankrupt in the US? So shouldn't michigan be in the 5?

Awesome, Orange County didn't make the list :)

In 2011 more 20,783 individuals ended up in hospital emergency rooms after consuming too much of the popular high caffeine energy drinks according to the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Most of the cases involved teens or young adults.

Researchers at Ohio State University have obtained as much as 1500 kg natural rubber per hectare from modified Kazakh dandelions.

The Moon's mass is 0.0123 times the Earth's mass.
Its Density is 0.607 times the Earth's density.
Recent findings show that the Moon is not made of cream cheese.

According to data from the Center for Disease Control, between 2007 and 2011, an average of 62 children age 14 and under died each year in unintentional shootings. By this measure, American children are sixteen times more likely to be killed in unintentional shootings than their peers in other high-income countries.

The Oktoberfest was created in 1810 by King Ludwig to celebrate his wedding.
It's the time when the normally stuffy Germans ease up a little with loud music, lots of beer and weisswurst.

Over 1200 different types of sausages are made in Germany. Not much of the slaughtered animal is wasted.

The strontium clock developed in the US would only have lost only about one second since the earth began. It is accurate to a second in five billion years.

Troels Oerting, the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre, claims that the majority of the 100 top cybercrime programmers are located in the Russian-speaking world. They create and test malware and then sell it as a service in online forums.


Lockheed Martin Corp has announced the development a nuclear fusion reactor that uses deuterium-tritium fuel. The 100-megawatt reactor is small enough to fit on the back of a large truck.

Interesting that they could do that considering that nobody has yet managed to create a self-sustaining fusion reaction.

The 10 most populous countries (2013 data):

1. China    1,355,692,576
2. India    1,236,344,631
3. United States    318,892,103
4. Indonesia    253,609,643
5. Brazil   202,656,788
6. Pakistan 196,174,380
7. Nigeria  177,155,754
8. Bangladesh   166,280,712
9. Russia   142,470,272
10. Japan   127,103,388

The United States secured the #1 ranking in wealth inequality. Note that wealth is not income Click Here

If your debt exceeds your wealth, you are not really wealthy.

But as long as you can leave the Jag in the driveway to impress the neighbours then who cares, right?

Australia is the highest carbon emitter per capita of any country in the OECD.

Two-thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Greased pole climbing, rock throwing and mud fighting were part of the 2004 Summer Olympics in St. Louis USA.

Editor's note: Sorry, should be 1904

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!