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DId You Know – 07/28/2014

 

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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The Art Of Printing With Wax Paper

This is such a cool idea for doing those kitchen decoration bits to make it your own

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How To Use A Paper Towel

He is right I will remember this when I next use a paper towel.

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Did You Know – 06/03/2013

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1. According to the RIAA, the Beatles have sold more than 106 million albums in the U.S. alone — more than any other artist in this century.

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2. ATM fees – Americans spend $7 Billion a year getting their own money out of cash machines

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3.When physics Professor Jack H. Hetherington learned he couldn’t be the sole author on a paper (because he used words like “we” “our”), rather than rewriting the paper he added his cat as an author.
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4. Vinyl was so scarce and expensive in the USSR that bootleggers figured out a way to print records on old discarded X-ray films.

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5. According to 1991 developmental psychology Inc. Newborn babies choose to look at attractive faces over plain ones – suggesting that recognizing appealing faces is hardwired at birth.

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Did you Know » 10/17/2011

Did you know these interesting facts about the IRS

The President Abraham Lincoln created the IRS during the civil war to help pay for the military expenses.

The federal government spends about $10 billion per year to pay the IRS’s 114,000 employees

While we are on that subject here are 13 other facts you may not know about the IRS.

1. When it was first created, the IRS was known as the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In the 1950’s the name was changed to the Internal Revenue Service.

2. The initial income tax was only 3% tax on individuals making over $800. Today the top tax bracket consists of a 35% tax.

3. In order for the IRS to print the necessary forms and documents over 300,000 trees are cut down every year.

4. The IRS collected $2.2 trillion in 2006, with $1.2 trillion coming from just federal income taxes.

5. Prior to the introduction of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights in 1998, the burden of proof was put entirely on taxpayers, meaning taxpayers had to prove themselves innocent.

6. The IRS sends out an average 8 billion page of paper every tax season. If all the pieces of paper were laid out end-to-end, it would wrap around the earth 28 times.

7. Over 229 million income tax returns were filed with the IRS in 2006.

8. The federal government spends $200 billion per year on federal tax compliance, which is more money than it takes to produce all of the cars in the United States.

9. The IRS employs over 114,000 people. That’s over double as many as the CIA and five times more than the FBI.

10. The United States tax systems is widely known for being confusing and difficult to understand. Therefore, over 60% of taxpayers seek professional help preparing their tax returns.

11. The average family pays over 38% of their total income to the IRS, which is more than the average family spends on food, clothing, and shelter combined.

12. The IRS has a whistleblowers program designed to help catch tax evaders. In 2005 they paid over $27 million to informants that resulted in nearly $350 million in revenue.

13. Tax Day, the date when tax returns must be filed with the IRS usually lands on April 15th. However, if the 15th is a weekend or holiday, Tax Day is moved to the next business day.
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