Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fun Facts

Here are few fun facts from the book Freakonomics:

  • Timber cutter is the most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1 in 200 chance of being killed over four years’ time.

  • The typical prostitute earns more than the typical architect. (Sorry architects out there!)

  • It costs about $25,000 a year to keep someone incarcerated in prison.

  • Switzerland has more firearms than just about any other country on per capita basis, and yet it is one of the safest places in the world.

  • A Swimming pool in a house is 100 times more likely to kill a child than a gun in a house.

  • The per hour death rate of driving as opposed to flying is about equal. (Even though there are more accidents in driving, people spend more hours driving than flying so the the per hour rate evens out.)

  • A study shows that more than 50% of resumes contain lies.



Grey said...

2.there was this story in Arab times crimes section some years ago , Police raided on a vice den in Khaitan ,caught some ho's & pimps ... it was understood during inerogation that they charged just o.500 fills per customer.. and the profits were split 50-50... made wonder what must be the profit margin :p .Now i really feel sorry for the architects !

Kinano said...

I love that book! It's one the best books I've read :)

Poor architects!