27 January 2006
Factoids? We got some
Playboy has a page every month called "Raw Data," described reasonably enough as "significa, insignifica, stats and facts." Once in a while there's something worth mentioning here, but the February issue hits the trifecta.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that raising the price of beer 20 cents would cut gonorrhea rates among young adults by almost 9%.
That isn't on the CDC's Alcohol Factsheet, but this is: "For every 1% increase in the price of beer, the traffic fatality rate declines by 0.9% (Ruhm, 1996)." I'm just waiting for someone to pitch the idea of increasing beer prices by 111 percent in the expectation that the action would almost completely eliminate traffic deaths.
According to insurance company Progressive, 35% of Americans would change political parties for $500.
I can be bought, but not that cheaply. Maybe they mean "on primary-election day."
44% of women say they can't enjoy sex with a less intelligent partner.
Go back to sleep, Maureen.Posted at 11:27 AM to Dyssynergy