Nov
23
2013
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What are some statistics about the pawn shop industry in the United States?

Pawn Shop neon lights (photo by Monik Markus - CC-BY)How many pawn shops are there in the United States? There are over 11,000 pawn shops in the United States. (1) There were 6,400 pawn shops in 2007. (2) What is the size of the U.S. pawn shop market? The Pawn Shop industry was worth $14.5 billion in 2011 and $15.57 billion in 2012. The [&hel[more...]

Sep
23
2013
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Can you remember the names of all the United States?

1912 US map from The Americana (PD-EXP)Can you remember the names of all the States of the Union? Maybe you learned them in school—back when—and maybe also the names of the State Capitals? Let’s see: the New England states and down the East Coast, around past Florida—this is going to be easy—up the West Coast. That’s half of them, unless you [&hel[more...]

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Aug
08
2013
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What are some links to golf course rankings, directories and databases in the U.S.?

Golf Course  (photo by Michael L. Baird – CC-BY)Golf Course Rankings Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Top 100 United States Golf Courses GolfLink’s Top 100 United States Golf Courses  ranks the best golf courses out of more than 21,000 public and private golf courses across the country. Golf Magazine’s Top [&hel[more...]

May
12
2013
1

What are some links to free golf participation reports for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia?

Golf (photo by chispita_666– CC-BY) United States From the National Golf Foundation: Golf Participation in America, 2010-2020 From GOLF 20/20: Participation Reports Canada From the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA): Golf Participation – “SNG estimates that approximately 70 million rounds of golf were played in 2008, a level of play that was as much as 10% lower than the average [&hel[more...]

Dec
05
2012
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What are some statistics about showrooming?

Smartphone“Showrooming is when a shopper visits a store to check out a product but then purchases the product online from home. This occurs because, while many people still prefer seeing and touching the merchandise they buy, many items are available at lower prices through online vendors.” (source) Facts and figures about Showrooming 20.5 million shoppers [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [&hel[more...]

Jan
31
2012
0

What is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States?

scalpelsAccording to the ASPS 2010 plastic surgery statistics report, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2010 was breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty). 1,555,614 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010 and 296,203 of these procedures were for breast augmentation. Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Procedure                             Number Breast augmentation               [&hel[more...]

Jul
22
2011
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How many people have diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide?

Diabetes in the United StatesUnited States According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. Total Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States, All Ages, 2010 Total: 25.8 million people – 8.3% percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Diagnosed diabetes: 18.8 million people Undiagnosed diabetes: 7.0 million people Men 13  million [&hel[more...]

Feb
24
2011
2

Is Creationism Treason?

creationism as treasonA growing movement in the U.S. is stemming from the concept of “creationism.” Creationism holds two premises. 1 is that science does not hold all the answers to the questions we have about our universe and 2 the teaching of science in schools should be augmented or replaced by literal passages from the Christian Bible. [&hel[more...]

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Nov
07
2010
1

How Can We Get a Grant for a Women's Sports Program?

US Women's Volleyball TeamThe federal government gives away hundreds of billions of dollars in grant programs every year and discount propecia rx you’d better believe that some of those dollars go toward building athletic programs for kids, adults, men and women. Very little of this federal largess goes to individuals, so the very first thing you need to [&hel[more...]

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Nov
03
2010
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What are some statistics on the number of dentists in the United States?

At the DentistHow many dentists are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, dentists held about 141,900 jobs in 2008 Dentists, general 120,200 Orthodontists 7,700 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,700 Prosthodontists 500 Dentists, all other specialists 6,900 (1) Approximately 15 percent of all dentists were specialists. About [&hel[more...]

Sep
20
2010
1

What is the market size and who are the major players in the toning shoe market?

Running ShoesToning shoes are sneakers or running shoes that are said to help people burn more calories and get firmer legs, calves and buttocks. Toning shoes simulate the feeling of walking on sand and makes wearers stabilize their steps, leading to stronger leg, buttock, back and abdominal muscles, Skechers said on its Web site. A Reebok [&hel[more...]

Jul
01
2010
0

Where is 4th July celebrated on 16th July?

dunlap-broadsideMost of the world does not, of course, celebrate US Independence Day. Many countries have their own national holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the country’s founding or its independence from rule by a neighboring country or as a colony. But there is a town in the United States that celebrates US Independence Day twelve [&hel[more...]

Apr
30
2010
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What if the Presidents of the United States had Ordinal Numbers?

five presidents of the united statesIn the United States, the American Revolution saw the rejection of the rule by the British Government under the monarch George III. The roman numeral 3 after his name is an ordinal number. It indicates that there were two previous kings with the name of George. This system for numbering the English monarchs started after [&hel[more...]

Mar
05
2010
4

How can I figure out the geographical center of my country, state, province?

centroid-of-the-united-statesIf you live in Wyoming or Colorado, the answer is quite simple, since these two states are virtually rectangular, but how does one find the geographical center of an irregularly shaped area? In geometrical terms, that is the “centroid”. The centroid of a straight-edged polygon can be calculated by breaking it into smaller objects and [&hel[more...]

Dec
14
2009
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What is the difference between a city, a town and a village?

Leeds, a city in Yorkshire (photo-painting by digitalrob70 - CC-BY)There are many definitions of what constitutes a “city”. The distinction between a city, a town and a village varies from country to country, and throughout history. Here are just a few of those definitions. In the United Kingdom, the monarch declares that a town has become a city. However, a few cities were grandfathered [&hel[more...]

Aug
04
2009
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How many motorcycles are stolen each year in the United States?

Motorcycle (photo by AlexWitherspoon - CC-BY)According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) 60,763 motorcycles were stolen in the U.S. in 2008. Motorcycle theft has been declining in last few years as shown in the figures below. Year           Number of Motorcycles Reported Stolen 2008           60,763 2007           63,206 2006           63,828  2005           70,613 2004           71,108  What brands of motorcycles account for most thefts? Honda [&hel[more...]

Jul
31
2009
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What are the nicknames of the U.S. states?

Oregon, known as the Beaver State, uses an image of the animal on the reverse side of its flag. PD-GOV.All of the states in the United States have been graced with various nicknames over the years. The following list shows the most common, although most of the nicknames are not official. Not included are various disparaging nicknames such as Taxachusetts (Massachusetts), Seward’s Folly (Alaska) and the Divorce State (Nevada). Alabama — Yellowhammer State, Heart [&hel[more...]

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Jun
29
2009
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What is the National Anthem of the United States?

Flag of the United States - courtesy lindsayshaver - CC-BYThe National Anthem of the United States is “The Star Spangled Banner.” The lyrics are from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by Royal Navy ships during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key never meant for it to become a song, [&hel[more...]

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Mar
16
2009
0

How many credit cards and debit cards are there in the United States?

Pile or stack of credit cards (photo by Andres Rueda CCBY)Credit cardholders According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  there were 173 million credit cardholders  in the United States in 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 181 million in 2010.(1) Number of cards There were 1,488,000,000 credit cards in use 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 1,618,000,000 in 2010. Number [&hel[more...]

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