Val Minch of Hickory, NC, and a 1956 graduate of PHS sent me this interesting email, and I am forwarding it to my readers:
The following are some strange facts about America that most Americans do not know.
#3 Almost half of all Americans (47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.
#4 Apple has more cash than the U.S. Treasury.
#12 According to the CDC, 34.6 percent of all men in the U.S. Are obese at this point.
#17 One recent survey discovered that "a steady job" is the number one thing that American women are looking for in a husband, and discovered that 75 percent of women would have a serious problem dating an unemployed man.
#18 According to a study conducted by economist Carl Benedict Frey and engineer Michael Osborne, up to 47 percent of the jobs in the United States could soon be lost to computers, robots and other forms of technology.
#20 The original name of the city of Atlanta was "Terminus".
#22 One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. Found that only 12 percent of them said that they were "very happy".
#24 48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies in their homes whatsoever. Even fewer have fire extinguishers.
#26 There is actually a town in Michigan called "Hell". (I wonder how far down the road from Detroit that is?)
#27 If you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet...you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans.