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Friday Fun Fact

female-doctorWomen are breaking education’s glass ceiling. In 1968, women made up less than 10% of entering classes for historically male-dominated programs in medicine, business and law. Now, women make up almost 50% of students in MD, JD and MBA programs. Women also earn 59% of all higher education degrees.

mom.jgp68% of people plan on calling their mother on Mother’s Day — which equals about 122.5 million phone calls, more than any other Sunday throughout the year.

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GarbageThe average American produces more than four pounds of garbage per day. Over the course of a year, that is more than 1,600 pounds of garbage per person.

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DollarsTwenty five of the largest corporations in America in 2010 paid their CEOs more money than they paid in taxes that year.

 

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woman-waitress-300x200Women account for less than half of the U.S. working population, yet nearly 6 in 10 workers earning the minimum wage are women.

bunnies.jgpEach year nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made.

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Hillary.jgpAs secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, Hillary Clinton visited 112 countries and conducted 1,666 meetings with foreign leaders. She traveled 956,733 miles and ate 570 meals on the plane while spending the equivalent of 87 days in the air.