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By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money

Last year, Americans spent $10.7 trillion shopping. With that much dough, you could buy over 2000 aircraft carriers, 300 private islands, and still have money left over for a latte. Here’s a taste of the things we bought—and how much we spent on them. Getty Images Beer: $96 billion—enough to make 199,937,239 barrels! (Brewers Association) Pretzels: $550 million [...]

Man Exposes Himself at Association for the Blind

We’ve posted a lot of stories about crimes that didn’t turn out as the perpetrators expected, you know, dumb criminal stories. This one, however, takes “defeating the purpose” to another level -that of mopery. A man exposed himself to a woman inside the Bucks County Association for the Blind. Newtown Township police said the incident occurred about [...]

Disney Closes New Habit Heroes Exhibit

Habit Heroes, a new attraction at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, was scheduled to open on March 5th, but is now postponed indefinitely. The exhibit was designed in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Housed inside Innoventions, the park’s futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who [...]

Cat Earns Multiple Advanced Degrees

Zoe D. Katze, Ph.D., C.Ht., DAPA, is a fully credentialed psychotherapist. Her owner, Dr. Steve K. D. Eichel — who has a real Ph.D. — was tired of finding fakes passing themselves as psychotherapists thanks to diploma mills. So he decided to get his cat credentialed: A reporter from a major magazine wrote to “Dr. Zoe [...]

The Number of the Day: 35,000,000

According to the National Confectioners Association, roughly 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That’s about 9 billion individual pieces. Related Question: What’s the strangest treat you ever received on Halloween? [Source: HowStuffWorks. Image by See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]