FACTOIDS

tallest building in the world  "burg khalifa,"dubai united arab emerites built 2010    ranks #1 at 2,716 feet & 160 stories high.  house's owned by tiger woods, roger federer,celebrities,famous & wealthy of the world.


tallest building in the u.s.     "sears tower " in chicago built built 1974 ranks # 7 in the world at 1,415 ft. 110 stories high. 

empire state building built in 1931 ranks#14 at 1,250 feet 102 stories.
temporary habtat of king kong famous movie star.
source council on tall buildings & urban habitat.

                                            BICYCLE DEATHS

florida is #1 in bicycle fatalitys,california with over 2x floridas population ranks #2 
followed by texas at #3. top 3 account for 43% of u.s. fatalitys.

*2/3ds of the fatalitys occured on the open road.  *59% of bike injuries took place at intersections.  
more men are killed than women at rate about 6.75 to 1.

age groups:  45-54 have the most fatalitys, 25-34 have the most injuries.
**MOST FATALITYS OCCURRED 6-9pm.  **MOST INJURIES 3-6pm.

florida also has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country.                         source  nhtsa & governors hiway safety ass,u.s. dept. of transortation.

florida is the lightining capital of the nation with approx.1.4million strikes per year.
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                                   U.S. CURRENCY-FACTS
          most counterfeitted bill of u.s. currency is $20 bill.

         us treasury first printing of paper money was in 1862. 

         largest bill currently in circulation is the 100 dollar bill.
​         
         largest bill ever printed by us treasury was 100,000 bill.                                        
​         printed from Dec.18,1934-Jan.9,1935
        it was used only for transactions between federal reserve banks.










POPULATION OF THE WORLD  EXCEEDS
SEVEN BILLION MARK.

UNITED STATES POPULATION 316.13 MILLION. 3.79 MILLION SQ. MILES.

CHINA 1.33 BILLION. 3.75 MILLION SQ. MILES.
INDIA  1.25 BILLION. 1.269 MILLION SQ.MILES.
RUSSIA 143.70 MILLION. 6.60 MILLION SQ. MILES. 

"OLD GLORY" U.S. FLAG WAS BORN IN PHILADELPHIA ON JUNE 14th, 1777.

LEVI STRAUSS A BAVARIAN IMMIGRANT WHO MIGRATED TO SAN FRANCISCO DURING THE GOLD RUSH,MADE HIS FIRST PAIR OF "JEANS" OUT OF CANVAS.

​                                       FIREARMS-GUNS
FIRE ARMS HAVE EXISTED SINCE 700 AD IN CHINA WHOSE SCIENTISTS DEVELOPED DIFFERENT GRADES OF GUN POWDER. 
THE EARLIEST DEPICTION OF A FIREARM IS FROM A SCULPTURE FOUND IN A CAVE IN SICHUAN CHINA IN THE 12TH CENTURY.

THE EUROPEANS & ARABS OBTAINED FIREARMS IN THE 14TH CENTURY WITH THE TURKS,IRANIANS & INDIANS IN THE 15TH CENTURY VIA THE EUROPEANS.

U.S. TAX PAYERS: OVER 80% FILE TAX RETURNS ELECTRONICALLY. 

​                                        INTERNET                                             
GOOGLE THE BEHEMOTH OF THE INTERNET  PROCESSES MORE THAN 20 PETABYTES OF DATA PER DAY. THE EQUIVALENT OF *500 BILLION* PAGES OF PRINTED TEXT.

HARVARD USED BIG DATA TOOLS TO QUICKLY ANALYZE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TWITTER MESSAGES TO PIN POINT A CHOLERA OUT BREAK.

% OF FAMILY OWNED FARMS IN US? 97%

​MUSTARD SEED AS A SPICE DATES BACK TO 2000 BC.
​FRENCH MUSTARD DIJON IS FAVORED FOR ITS INTENSE FLAVOR.




"CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM" IS THE MOST VISITED & POPULAR RAILROAD MUSEUM IN U.S. INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN WITH 225,00 + SQ. FT.
OF HISTORY & EXHIBITS IN 10 BUILDINGS IN OLD SACRAMENTO HISTORIC PARK.

 OVER 1/2 MILION VISITORS ANNUALLY ENJOY RESTORED ENGINES/CARS,MODEL TRAINS,INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS & HISTORY FROM GOLD RUSH DAYS OF THE OLD WEST TO MODERN TIMES.

​YOGURT HAS BEEN IN USE OVER 2,500 YEARS.

AMERICANS WASTE 40% OF THE FOOD PRODUCED IN THE US
EVERY DAY = 2,275 LBS OF WASTED FOOD PER YEAR.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION HAVE FOUND THAT 
SMALL MAMMALS SUCH AS SQUIRRELS,RATS,MICE,HAMSTERS,GUINEA PIGS
GERBILS,CHIPMUNKS,RABBITS & HARES

ARE ALMOST NEVER FOUND TO BE INFECTED WITH RABIES & *HAVE NOT* BEEN KNOWN* TO CAUSE RABIES AMONG HUMANS IN THE U.S.



85% OF U.S.POPULATION 18 YEARS + OWN A CELL PHONE.

STUDENT LOAN DEBT IN US REACHES RECORD $1 TRILLON
NOW EXCEEDS ENTIRE COUNTRIES CREDIT CARD DEBT.            

​                                         LEFT HANDERS
Estimated left handed % of world population ranges 8-15%.​
Mensa organization members who are in top 2% of IQ range estimates 20% of its members are left handed.   *note! MENSA  means table in Latin.

​OREGANO A HERB FROM THE MINT FAMILY USED TO SEASON FOOD IS ONE OF THE BEST SPICES FOR WIPING OUT BACTERIA FROM FOOD.

​EVERY YEAR MORE THAN 9 MILLION PEOPLE GET SICK FROM FOOD BORNE ILLNESS.


  WORST CITYS IN US FOR DRIVING INTOXICATED & BINGE DRINKING

1.FRESNO CALIF. 
2.RENO NEVADA  
3.BILLINGS MONTANA  
4 RIVERSIDE CALIF.
5. AUSTIN TEXAS 
6.ST.LOUIS MISSOURI                
7.SANANTONIO TEXAS  
8.LUBBOCK TEXAS          
9 TUCSON ARIZONA  
10 BAKERSFIELD CALIF. 
11. LASVEGAS NEVADA. 


ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIANS USED SULPHUR TO DUST CROPS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST PESTS 4,500 YEARS AGO.

ALMOST* ONE BILLION POUNDS OF PESTICIDES* ARE USED ON FIELDS & ORCHARDS IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR.
                                      STUDENT LOAN DEBT
**STUDENT LOAN DEBT 2012 NOW OVER 1 TRILLION** WHICH EXCEEDS THE ENTIRE U.S. CREDIT CARD DEBT.

NUMBER OF WEB DOMAINE NAMES AS OF 2011 NOW EXCEEDS  200 MILLION.

1 DEGREE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

AT 211F WATER IS HOT AT 212F IT BOILS..WHEN WATER BOILS IT MAKES STEAM.
IT IS THAT ONE DEGREE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE & GENERATES ENOUGH FORCE TO POWER A LOCOMOTIVE.

US INFANT MORTALITY

APPROXIMATELY 28,000 OF CHILDREN BORN IN US
WILL DIE IN FIRST 12 MONTHS.

THERE ARE 700,000 PHYSCIANS IN THE U.S.

52.7% OF STOLEN VEHICALS ARE RECOVERED.
                                                                  SOURCE FBI
*NOW MORE THAN ONE TRILLION WEB PAGES, WITH GOOGLE  HAVING  66% OF ENTIRE SEARCH ENGINE MARKET.

*GOOGLE MONOLITH GROWS WITH ALMOST 2 BILLION SEARCHES ON GOOGLE  PER DAY.
*FACE BOOK over 800 million users 50% of which return to site daily. 

                             2010 CENSUS BUREAU REVEALS FLORIDA
RANKS 4TH IN POPULATION IN U.S. WITH 18MILLION 801THOUSAND PEOPLE.

FLORIDA HAS 3D LARGEST LATINO POPULATION IN U.S. AT 4.2 MILLION,ALMOST 25% OF STATES POPULATION. 
CUBANS ARE LARGEST SINGLE HISPANIC GROUP IN FL.WHO ARE DOMINANT IN SOUTH FL.HAVING INCREASED BY 380,000 SINCE 2000 .

ONLY TWO STATES WITH MORE HISPANICS ARE CALIFORNIA & TEXAS.WITH MAINLY LATINOS OF MEXICAN DESCENT.

COLLIER COUNTY(NAPLES) POPULATION  HAS 17000 CUBANS,39,000 MEXICANS,5,600 PUERTO RICANS, 22,000 OF OTHER HISPANIC BACKGROUND.
COLLIER COUNTY HAD 197,298 TOTAL HOUSING UNITS.

12 STATES MOST POPULATION IN U.S. WITH MAJORITY OF VOTES IN ELECTORAL COLLEGE 

1.CALIF.37 MILLION+  2.TEXAS 25MILLION+ 3.NEWYORK 19MILLION+  4.FLORIDA18 MILL.+     5.ILLINOIS 12 MILLION+ 6.PENN.12MILLION + 7.OHIO 11.5MILLION 8.MICHIGAN 9MILLION+   9.GEORGIA 9MILLION+  10.NORTH CAROLINA 9MILLION+   11NEWJERSY 8MILLION+.
**STATE LAST IN POPULATION IS WYOMING 493,782  WITH 3 ELECTORAL VOTES.

                                   FORCAST MARKER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS                
COLORADO IS MARKER STATE FOR FORCASTING NATIONAL ELECTION RESULTS. 
1/3 REPUBLICAN,1/3 DEMOCRATIC,1/3 INDEPENDENT. 
WENT FOR GEORGE W. BUSH 2X,BILL CLINTON,& OBAMA BY 9%POINT.

                             IDENTITY THEFT COMPLAINTS

ID THEFT IS #1 CONSUMER COMPLAINT IN THE US.
8.1 MILLION ID VICTIMS IN 2011.
1.3 MILLION CONSUMER COMPLAINTS FILED FTC (FEDERAL TRADE COMMISION) 
MORE THAN 250,000 WERE FOR ID THEFT.   FLORIDA TOP STATE FOR ID THEFT 
FOLLOWED BY ARIZONA #2. CALIFORNIA #3.

SOURCES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISION,US GOVT.TREASURY DEPT.  JAVELIN. STRATEGY & RESEARCH
SOURCE ANALYSIS OF 1,401,876 RECORDS FROM THE US FEDERAL TRADE   COMMISSION BY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE.

THE NUMBER OF PHYSCIANS IN THE U.S. IS 700,000.
U.S. DEPT. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES.
GASTROENTEROLOGISTS PERFORM OVER 10 MILLION ENDOSCOPIC  & 8.2 MILLION COLONOSCOPY PROCEDURES PER YEAR. 

                                    GUNS
THE NUMBER OF GUN OWNERS IN THE THE U.S. IS 80 MILLION.
THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTAL GUN DEATHS ALL AGE GROUPS
1,500***= TO MINISCULE # OF .OOOO188 PER GUN OWNER. 
FBI STATISTICS.
                       Restored Steam Engine
             CalIfornia  Historic  RailRoad Museum

      Burj Khalifa United Arab Emirates
    Tallest building in world 2722 Feet.
   *Burj  Khalifa Restaurant*
                        $100.000 Bill printed in 1934