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December 25, 2008

LOTD for December 25

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:46 pm

I’m surprised with this news–Tokyo Disneyland seems to be doing significantly better during the recession. In fact, it appears that Disney Parks around the world have gotten increased business during these tough economic conditions:
http://www.starbulletin.com/business/20081225_Tokyo_Disneyland_enjoys_a_recession_boom.html

Remember the “pregnancy pact” that was in the news for high school girls in Gloucester? This article does a nice follow-up on how those teenage mothers are doing now that the media spotlight is over and raising those kids is taking place:
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/scripts/print/article.php?asset_idx=241008

Study shows that looking at hot women in magazines makes men feel worse about themselves than looking at athletic men:
http://www.foliomag.com/2008/study-shows-hot-women-men-s-magazines-have-negative-impact-men

Study found that obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds. There is a big worry that the current childhood obesity problem will result in a lot of people being disabled in their 30s and 40s because of heart disease in the near future:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-obesekids12-2008nov12,0,5880043.story

The current economic troubles has resulted in a significant upgrade in sales for Spam:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/business/15spam.html?em

Surprising study result: babies born from frozen embryos are healthier than those born from fresh embryos:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7720166.stm

Children who take music lessons for at least 3 years outperform other children in non-musical skills:
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/081105_practice.htm

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