When taken to a recycing plant, the average American automobile is shredded with about $1.65 in change in it. -
In a new book, Adam Minter explores the business of recycling what developed nations throw away.
Only 32 million people in India pay taxes. -
This despite a population of 1.2 billion. India’s population is projected to overtake China’s in 15 years, and the country has more poor citizens than the 26 poorest African countries combined.
In a 2009 book called Imagining India, Indian tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani imagined a way to address India’s most vexing problems of corruption, poverty and lack of social services – a unique ID number for every Indian. 4 years later, India has undertaken the biggest ID program in human history. It’s called Aadhaar, and Nilekani oversees it. But trying to register 1.2 billion people, many for the first time, comes with serious privacy and data-collection concerns. OTM reporter Jamie York went to India to speak with Nilekani and lawyer Malavika Jayaram about the risk and reward of identifying every Indian.
The Beach Boys song "Never Learn Not to Love" was originally written by Charles Manson. -
The original title was “Cease to Exist”:
In Denmark, pigs outnumber people 2 to 1. -
In 2012, the country exported close to $6 billion in pig meat.
Backers of NFL teams eat more, and fattier, food the day after a loss. -
Backers of winning teams, by contrast, eat lighter food, and in moderation.
After a defeat, the researchers found that saturated fat consumption went up by 16 percent, while after a victory it decreased by 9 percent.
33 million Americans play fantasy sports, and the industry will bring in $1.2 billion this year. -
Also: 63 percent of American adults now use their cellphones to go online, and 21 percent do their online browsing exclusively on mobile devices.
Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show is the biggest moment in Twitter history, with 268,000 tweets per minute -
Super Bowls and Olympics tend to generate major Twitter spikes, but how do the biggest Twitter moments compare to one another? A closer look.
John Gallagher Jr., "Jim" on HBO's The Newsroom, won a Tony in 2007 for his role in Spring Awakening. -
He was also in an episode of The West Wing (season 4 episode 1, “20 Hours in America”):
Not one fact, but a lot of interesting data on the frequency in which NPR covers the 50 states. -
A six year study of NPR’s coverage finds that Washington sure enough leads, but there is more national dispersal than imagined. Editors and many of us want still more. See if your state is being dissed. Someone seems to be messing with Texas in particular (and Florida).
John Williams wrote the theme song for the Gilligan's Island pilot. -