Did You Know « 8/23/2010

1. According to “Womans Health Magazine“, they say that researchers found that people who routinely endure sound levels higher than 55 decibels (snoring is typically 60 – 80 decibels) were twice as likely to be treated for high blood pressure.
They suggest plugging your ears when you go to bed to help lower blood pressure.

2. J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) one of the richest men in the world put dial locks on his telephones and installed a pay phone in his Manhattan home so visitors and house guests would not run up his phone bill.( I guess that is one of the reasons why he remained rich )

3. Multimillionaire investor Hetty Green (1834-1916) reportedly never used hot water, never heated her home, wore the same black dress every day. She carried oatmeal to her bank job, then added water and cooked it on the radiator. (Often rich people get great pleasure out of being frugal, no pleasure from waste)

4. The amount Americans spend on pet food in 2009 was $17.6 billion according to AARP

5. The average credit card debt among households with balances on their cards in America is $15,788 (AARP)

6. “Americans drink 13.15 billion gallons of carbonated drinks every year.” (Public Health Reports 2000. Vol. 115. Oxford University Press, 2000: 308-319.)

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