March 22, 2005
• One out of three families changed their last name upon arrival at Ellis Island.
• Lou Gehrig was one of thousands of people who contracted what became known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. New York doctors named the disease after the Yankee slugger posthumously to draw attention to its deadliness.
• The World Almanac has a yearly average of 35 factual errors.
• In California, there are a larger percentage of 16-year-olds with tattoos than 30-year-olds with tattoos.
• Nationwide, 1,087 Americans under 18 were arrested/fined for attempting to vote in the 2004 election. Nearly 60 percent of them said they intended to vote for Democratic candidate John Kerry.
• One in eight Americans will never set foot on a boat.