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*The Queen of England owns a McDonald's near Buckingham Palace as part of her real estate portfolio. More info

*Interest payments on the federal debt alone accounted for 5.7% of all federal spending, and that percentage is rising.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics says watching TV accounts for about half of our free time.

*The Bureau of Labor Statistics says we spent an average of 36 minutes on educational activities on weekdays in 2010. 11 minutes on weekends. Source

*During World War II nickels were made of an alloy of copper, manganese, and silver. Nickel was kept aside for use in the war effort. More info

*Most easily-hacked passwords: "password", "qwerty", common names, and basic number sequences. More info

*Time is money! Average hours American worker actually wastes – 2.09 hours per day. Source: Perfect Labor Storm

*The typical DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges and related costs can amount to as much as $10,000.00. Source: MSN Money

*Subscribing to Dr. John Kellogg's magazine "Good Health" or becoming a patient of his was the only way you could get corn flakes in 1894.

*President-elect William McKinley’s mother saved money by reusing flowers that had been displayed on the dining tables in the train they were traveling in. She used them for decorations at McKinley's inauguration.

*According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, an average weekday for persons employed full time on days that they worked included 9.1 hours doing work and work-related activities, 7.5 hours sleeping, 2.9 hours doing leisure and sports activities, and 0.9 hour doing household activities. The remaining 3.6 hours were spent in other activities, including eating and drinking, attending school, and shopping.

*Why didn't you think of this?? The government found a new way to reduce debt: just ask for donations! More info

*17% of our population is below 125% of the poverty level. (About $28,000 per year for a family of 4 in 2011)

*Wal-Mart is the largest overall employer in the USA, and the biggest employer in 25 states. More info

*McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20% of all sales. More information

*Americans spent $18.8 billion on pets in 1990. In 2009 it was $67.1 billion, says the Census Bureau!

*During King Henry the VIII’s reign in England, people who were bankrupt were considered criminals and could receive punishments ranging from imprisonment to death.

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