August 1, 2008
• In a telephone survey of 50258 adult residents of the United States, 23 percent said they had participated in more that five telephone surveys.
• John Denver wrote "Leaving on a Jet Plane" while riding on a train.
• Among people who use alarm clocks, 27 percent use two; another 12 percent use three or more. A statistically insignificant number use seven or more.
• Analysis of data from a Microsoft customer service investigation suggests that 90 percent of MS Excel users use only about 12 percent of the features of the application.
• Less than four percent of the current world population has ever been on a ferry boat.