Total paid vacation days the American worker forfeited last year, an average of three per worker and a 50 percent increase from 2003. Courtesy of Mother Jones.
Total paid vacation days George W. Bush has taken (as of Thursday) as president (roughly 20 percent of his term).
Number of embryos used by South Korean scientists in first successful attempt to clone a dog.
Length in minutes of a hunger strike staged by inmates at a Colorado jail over excessive use of turkey in their meals.
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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Vienna’s Leopold Museum is offering free admission to anyone who shows up naked. Would you go to the MFA in the buff for a free ticket? Buff 43% Yuck 57%
"Defendant ... further states that such songs as ‘Barbie Girl’ and ‘Shake Your Bon-Bon’ are completely inconsistent with his age and social status."
_motion filed by the lawyers of Jim Fitzpatrick of Worcester, a 43-year-old divorcé and Aventis Pharmaceuticals employee, in response to allegations that he illegally downloaded 700 song files onto his company-issued laptop, in Capitol Records et al. v. Jim Fitzpatrick.
Amount 19-year-old PENNSYLVANIA woman Stacy Kendall allegedly charged 71-year-old William Claypool for a sexual favor. Both were arrested.
Amount Kendall allegedly charged 83-year-old Carmen Nocera for a sexual favor. Both were arrested.
Rise in thong sales in the US in 2004.
Drop in sales of thongs at Harvey Nichols department stores in Britain this year. Courtesy of the New York Daily News.
"I love big fish, okay?"
_Home Depot founder Bernard Marcus defending his decision to spend $200 million to create a five-million-gallon fish tank as part of the new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. No public money was used.
Acres covered by Martha Stewart’s Bedford, New York, estate, where she will spend another three weeks under house arrest.
Acres covered by the entire Alderson, West Virginia, prison camp where Stewart served a five-month sentence.
Issue Date: August 12 - 18, 2005
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