Obesity in the U.S. has increased from 26.2 percent in 2012 to 27.1 percent in 2013; the obesity rate was 25.5 percent in 2008.
The U.S. states wih the lowest obesity rates are Montana, Colorado and Nevada (19.6 - 21.1 percent). The states with the highest obesity rates are Mississippi, West Virginia and Delaware (35.4 to 34.3 percent)
Obesity has been linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and high depression rates.
Enrico Fermi was the main theoretical physicist behind the Manhattan project. Albert Einstein did help by using his name to convince Roosevelt to start the project. Calling poor Albert the Father of the Atom Bomb would be an insult to the lifelong pacifist.
I guess in New York you have to have a total wealth of $30 million to be considered rich. I always thought that once you can't remember how many houses you own, like Senator McCain, then you are plenty rich.
On that note, where I used to live, in Kiruna, Sweden. Today, the sunrise was at 9:37 and the sunset was at 13:14, for a total of 3h34min of daylight. The people of Kiruna will not see the Sun at all from December 10th to January 2nd.
London, England (1952)
Air pollution disaster. Smoke from burning coal mixed with fog forming sulphuric acid in the air. People wore gas masks...cars used headlights by day. After 2 weeks, the normal death rates had been exceeded by 4,000. This "killer fog" inspired England to pass its first pollution-control laws.
I love my country!
Are there other countries besides Belgium, where the following contest takes place?
Take a local soccer field (about 3000 m2)
Divide it in about 3000 square metres.
Place a bet on a square.
Put three cows in the middle of the field.
The squares where the cows do their droppings, win!
The game is called: The cow that shits you rich!