Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Only 29%

of Americans in the 17-24 age group meet the criteria to join the U.S. Army: good physical and mental health, no tattoos on face or hands, a high-school diploma and a clean police record.

Over 70%

of women who have experienced sexual harassment at work suffered it at the hands of perpetrators who were 40 or younger, according to Fairygodboss, which surveyed over 500 women employed in a variety of different industries and job types. In all, nearly 43 percent of the respondents had been harassed on the job. Only 7 percent of harassers were over the age of 60.

The top 1%

of households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined. The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the countryís wealth, according to a new paper by economist Edward N. Woolf. That share is higher than it has been at any point since at least 1962, according to his data, which comes from the federal Survey of Consumer Finances.

1.16
billion lbs.

was the domestic demand, in weight, of ramen in South Korea last year.

31 times

more narcotic pain relievers, legal and illegal, than needed are produced by or imported into the United States every year, according to a recent study.

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