Sunday, June 17, 2007

Top Ten in the World

Why do I keep putting up this information from the New York Times Almanac?
I believe the world would be a better place if more people put down the Bible and picked up the almanac. I mean no disrespect by this, the Bible is a beautiful book in its own way. There's also a lot to be said for a book of facts neatly organized. It's easy to pick up and read for a few minutes, fun and interesting, and it actually makes you smarter!

For example, did you know:

The World's Ten Tallest Buildings (stories high)

1. Petronas Tower 1 (88)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. Petronas Tower 2 (88)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Sears Tower (110)
Chicago, USA
4. Jin Mao Building (88)
Shanghai, China
5. Citic Plaza (80)
Guangzhou, China
6. Shun Hing Square (69)
Shenzhen, China
7. Empire State Building (102)
New York City, USA
8. Central Plaza (78)
Hong Kong
9. Bank of China Tower (70)
Hong Kong
10. Emirates Tower One (55)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Top Ten US Magazines by Circulation
Circulation per issue

1. AARP The Magazine (22,668,583)
2. AARP Bulletin (22,103,758)
3. Reader's Digest (10,155,054)
4. TV Guide (9,015,866)
5. Better Homes and Gardens (7,627,256)
6. National Geographic (5,471,803)
7. Good Housekeeping (4,631,527)
8. Family Circle (4,252,730)
9. Woman's Day (4,130,507)
10. Ladies' Home Journal (4,114,353)

Does anyone find this stuff interesting, or is it just me? I suppose you can just check out the guys and scroll past all this. That's probably what I'd do.

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