1. The average person walks close to 75,000 miles before reaching the age of 50. The equivalent of five round trip flights from New York to London
2. New Potatoes are low in starch so they are a good choice when steaming or boiling for dinner. Russet potatoes are high in starch and she fried they are less likely to absorb the cooking oil. So Russets for fries it is.
3. In 1958 there was 41.7 million 50+ population. In 2014 it is now 108.7 million 50+ population.
Average monthly Social Security benefit for the 50+- 1958 -$74 and in 2014 – $1,252
4 An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. Paper made from hemp lasts for centuries, compared to 25-80 years for paper made from wood pulp. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines were produced. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary for health. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.
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5. Who drinks the most wine?
China produces the most grapes in the world but Spain, France and Italy produce the most wine. According to the International Organisations of Vine and Wine, global wine consumption in 2012 was 6.4 billion gallons (243 million hectoliters), with the top ten consumer countries being -
France: 30.2 Mhl
USA: 29 Mhl
Italy: 22.6 Mhl
Germany: 20 Mhl
China: 17.8 Mhl
United Kingdom: 12.5 Mhl
Russia: 10.4 Mhl
Argentina: 10 Mhl
Spain: 9.3 Mhl
Australia: 5.4 Mhl
The most ardent wine drinkers hail from Luxembourg, at 13.2 gallons (50 litres) per capita per year. The French consume 12.7 gallons (48 litres) and the Portuguese 11.4 gallons (43 litres) per year.
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