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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fact #136: Banks get $.44 with each debit card purchase

These "interchange fees" have long been around, yet nobody knows much about them.

Banks charge the retailer these fees with each debit card swipe. However, that $.44 charge is likely to drop soon, a change which many think will bring a cap to debit card spending to around $50. Banks will lose revenue, so they may force customers to use cash and checks more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fact #135: One man ran 365 marathons in 365 days

49 year old Stefaan Engels of Belgium did the unthinkable when he completed his 365th marathon in 365 days just weeks ago.

26.2 x 365 = 9,563 miles

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fact #134: 1 in 7 Americans receive aid for food

Roughly 15% of all Americans receive some sort of help from the federal government to put food on the table.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fact #131: No words rhyme with silver, orange and purple

There are no words in the English dictionary that rhyme with silver, orange and purple.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fact #129: Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps

American pioneer Daniel Boone never wore a coonskin cap, although many tales have fictionalized him patriotically wearing the fur hat.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fact #128: Charlie Sheen is an Estevez

He was born Carlos Irwin Estevez, but he is better know by his stage name Charlie Sheen.

His brother Emilio Estevez is the coach of the Mighty Ducks.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fact #125: Jeremy Bernard is the first openly gay White House secretary

Recently elected White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard is moving to D.C. from Paris, where he served as a senior U.S. Ambassador to France.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fact #123: The NBA logo is Jerry West's silhouette

West Virginia's favorite son and former Laker great Jerry West is the inspiration for the NBA logo.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fact #122: The Wall Street Journal is #1 in reader income

The average Wall Street Journal reader's income is $135,470. Coming in second is Barron's, followed by The Economist.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fact #121: 52% of small businesses are home based

In a recent study published by Business news Daily, 52% of all small businesses in the US are run from home.

Considered the "drivers of the American economy", small businesses employ over half the nations private workforce.