Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Tuesday Trivia

I've got one more day until my vacation. And I forgot to take my meds this morning.

The College Board “recentered” scores for the SAT in 1995. If you took your exam prior to 1995, your scores today would be approximately 80 points higher on the verbal section. If you scored below 600 on the math section, your score would have increased between 10 and 30 points; if you scored between 650 and 720, your score would have decreased by 10 points.

In 2004, 37 million U.S. citizens were living in poverty. That’s 1.1 million more than in 2003. Almost 4 million more than in 2000. (www.census.gov)

According to a national survey, one-quarter of people in the United States have a mental illness requiring treatment; only about half of those people will receive treatment.

Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome: Volume 42 is the least popular book on Amazon under Classics: Roman. Love Hina (Book 5) is the least popular book under Contemporary Fiction. The Automatic Millionaire was the number one business book on the New York Times Bestseller list this time last year. Today, it ranks #1073 on Amazon.

And on 30 August, 30 B.C., Cleopatra committed suicide. (History Channel)


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