Ten percent of Europeans were conceived in an Ikea bed.
Life expectancy in the US is actually going down.
Centenarians rarely skip breakfast.
Princess Margaret’s husband once left her a note detailing “Twenty-Four Reasons Why I Hate You.”
(The New Yorker, 5/21/18)
Writer Anthony Powell divided his readership into “fans” and “shits.”
(The New Yorker, 11/12/18)
One third of Americans believe that the ideal situation for young children is one in which their mother doesn’t work at all. Only 4% say the same of fathers.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, makes $231,000 per minute.
There’s a Japanese company that stages divorce ceremonies which often include a power point presentation illustrating where the marriage went wrong and other illustrative devices. (In one ceremony, the husband, dressed as a human-size wedding bouquet, was attached to a bungee cord and pushed off a cliff by his soon-to-be-ex wife.)
(The New Yorker, 4/30/18)