Pretty much all of us have cleaned out our refrigerators and found a shocking amount of spoiled food — and we aren’t alone. In fact, experts now say 30 to 50 percent of world’s food goes to waste.
Data examined over a seven-year period revealed 48 million Americans — about one in five — aged 12 and older suffer from some form of hearing loss, far exceeding previous estimates of 21 to 29 million people.
According to a new Gallup poll, 68 percent of Americans believe there is more crime than a year ago.
17 percent of the survey’s respondents reported there is less crime, and 8 percent believe the crime rate is unchanged. This marked the seventh year in a row that at least 67 percent of Americans answered crime is getting worse.
Gun ownership is at an 18-year high, according to a new Gallup poll.
Forty-seven percent of Americans report having a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, up from 41 percent last year and the most since 1993 when 54 percent reported gun ownership.
A survey of 30,000 people in 15 nations by the social networking site Badoo.com has found that America ranks as the world’s “coolest nationality.”
Other countries singled out for their hip nature were Brazil (second coolest overall) and Spain (coolest in Europe.) Belgium edged out Poland for least coolest nationality status.