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32

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The percent of people (32%) who agreed to a visit from the “Hunger Relief Committee” after being asked the simple, personal question, “How are you feeling...

40

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The percent (40%) of your personal happiness determined by your daily behaviors and your thoughts about yourself and others. So what? Unhappy people often focus...

60,000

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The number (60,000) of root words the average high school graduate knows. So what? Expanding your vocabulary beyond these basic words allows you to convey your ...

191

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The number of people (191) out of 1,000 who associated the word “table” with the word “chair.” People often make these associations unconsciously. And y...

5.8

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The magnitude of an earthquake that struck northern Virginia on August 23, 2011. It was also the day when tweets about the earthquake reached New York City BEFO...

10

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The number of times more likely (10) that shoppers would buy a jar of jam when they saw a 6-jam display vs. a 24-jam display. So what? Too many choices often in...

929

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The number of years (929) it takes to “correct” the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn due to gravitational forces. That is, the orbit of Jupiter expands for 929 ...

40

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The percentage of productivity loss (40%) experienced by those who are regularly interrupted by emails, electronic notifications, and other distractions. So wha...

4.5 Billion

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The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years but the half-life of Uranium-228 is one-fifth of a second. So what? This is a pleasant reminder that all the f...

50

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The percent of redundancy (50%) in the English language. Redundancy refers to “highly predictable phonetic elements, grammatical markers that all must agree w...