September 10, 2005
• It costs gum manufacturers 18 percent less to put chewing gum in blister packaging than in its traditional individually wrapped stick form.
• For the first year, spending on cell phone service exceeded spending for landline service worldwide.
• More blenders were given as wedding gifts than were purchased for a person's own use in the year 2004.
• One in three adults knows how to swim.
• The world record for holding ones breath is 16 minutes and 24 seconds.