Browsing Month February, 2003

In South Korea, 804 mil

In South Korea, 804 million tons of total potable water produced, or 13.9 percent, were lost to leaks in 2001.

The number of jewelry thefts in the American South jumped

The number of jewelry thefts in the American South jumped 89 percent in 2002 in hauls totaling around 45 million dollars.

The two species of fish known as

The two species of fish known as crappie are also called “sac-a-lait.”

“Grim realities at Bristol comprehensive,” by Elspeth Foggin from the

;I had consulted a UK teaching agency that assured me my qualifications were acceptable and that teaching jobs were two-a-penny in the UK. My husband had three degrees and 10 years’ experience working at universities. […] Filled with enthusiasm, we embarked on a search for work. My husband could find no university work as the more…

Fifty pe

Fifty percent of students surveyed at Pace University in New York City had piercings, and 23 percent had tattoos.

“Getting down and dirty in the hot tub,” by Hank Steuver from

;There are about 5 million in-ground whirlpool spas in America, […] but to casually channel surf, you’d swear there were even more. Hot tubs everywhere! Filled with muscle-bound lunkheads and boob-augmented ditzes about to be “Elimidated” or denied the precious long-stemmed rose of survival; hot tubs occupied by conniving, fornicating housemates who live in over-decorated more…

There are four private-sector lawyers

There are four private-sector lawyers in all of the massive Canadian province of Nunavut. There are, apparently, zero piano tuners.

“Trial by Fire, and by Fear, in the I.C.U.,” by Sandeep Jauhar, M.D. from

;In the 1992 book Intensive Care, by Dr. Robert Zussman, a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, an I.C.U. intern reports a dream. In it, he finds penguins in a basement. The birds need to be in a cold environment or they will die, so to save one, he takes it, puts it more…

El paro is the Venezuelan name for the ant

El paro is the Venezuelan name for the anti-Chavez work stoppage which has been partially in effect in Venezuela since December, and is only now beginning to lift in the wealthy neighborhoods of Caracas.

More than

More than 60 languages are spoken in Nepal.