July 24, 2005
• The Vatican employs 16 Retainers of Church Secret. These retainers receive a salary of 160,000 euros a year, but are not permitted to leave Vatican City.
• Every afternoon, Americans return home with $452 million in change they have received during the day.
• Only two percent of cell phones emit a signal strong enough to penetrate a human skull.
• All the sneakers in the world weigh a combined 25 billion kilograms. Every day, this weight is diminished by 1000 metric tons due to wear and tear.
• The world's largest Crepe Suzette was 5 meters in diameter, and had to be made in a hangar for small aircraft. When it was lit, the 21 liters of cognac covering the crepe burned so furiously that the airport had to be evacuated.