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June 22, 2009

LOTD for June 21

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:33 am

There are currently 700 million cars on the road today and the IMF estimates that in the year 2050 there will be about 3 billion cars in the world, with China alone having about as many cars on the road as the entire world has today:
http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12544947

Report states that more than $13 billion in spending in Iraq and Afghanistan may have been wasted. Wasteful examples include spending millions on a dining facility that wasn’t needed once the US began withdrawing troops from Iraq and accepting a multimillion-dollar construction project despite the fixtures being broken, bathrooms not working, and ceilings unfinished:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/09/AR2009060903295.html

Tennessee man has 21 children with 11 different women…and he’s just 29 years old! He’s had children with 4 different women in a year twice! With a minimum wage job and 21 kids, his child support payments have been minimal:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1189232/Desmond-Hatchett-fathers-21-children-11-different-women–hes-29.html

Minneapolis man was accidentally boarded up in his foreclosed home!
http://www.startribune.com/local/47167767.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O%20img%20src=

Virginia clinic is offering free Botox injections to the unemployed:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/07/free-botox-offered-for-un_n_212261.html

Researchers found that giant jellyfish are taking over parts of the world’s oceans due to overfishing and other human activities, and they could dominate the oceans if things do not change:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/06/08/2592139.htm

California judge dismissed a lawsuit where a woman sued because she said that she had purchased “Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries” because she believed it contained real fruit:
http://www.loweringthebar.net/2009/06/reasonable-consumer-would-know-crunchberries-are-not-real-judge-rules.html

European airline company Ryanair is going to charge $1.60 each time a passenger wants to use the bathroom. They are also going from 3 bathrooms to just 1, replacing the two bathrooms with more seats for passengers:
http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2009/06/08/airline-appears-serious-about-pay-toilets.aspx

11-year-old graduated college with a degree in Astrophysics and he’s also won numerous national martial arts championships:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31128101/

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