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John Mercure: Mercurey Rising

If The Farmer's Almanac Say's It's True...

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I am a voracious reader.  I have several magazine subscriptions, and I usually have three books going at the same time. I even still subscribe to the newspaper... two of them.  I basically read almost anything I can get my hands on.

Recently I was mailed a free copy of the 2013 Farmer's Almanac by the Publisher.

There is some kind of strange stuff in there and there is a lot of very interesting things as well. Check out these facts that are in the almanac.

  • $1276: average spent annually by Americans on travel
  • $36: average "extra" money a household has to spend every day
  • $10,000: The value a mature shade trees adds to the value of a home.
  • 58: percent of people who regularly sort their trash
  • 83: percent of people who use a shopping list
  • 2.8: percent of Americans who walk to work.
  • 25.3 minutes: the average time it takes commuters to get to work.
  • 100,000: kids who are 'unschooled" at home, without classes, textbooks, or tests.

Just stuff I thought was interesting.

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