Quantifying history: Two thousand years in one... →
Mind blown: “Over 23% of all the goods and services made since 1 AD were produced from 2001 to 2010.”
The moving targets of news
Me: "So, how many employees were laid off when you guys left town?"
PR lady: "We lost 8 percent of our total workforce when that location closed, but we were able to find jobs elsewhere for 39 percent of those laid off."
Me: "Ummm ... what's that in integers? "
PR lady: "We dont' disclose that information."
Me: "OK, well is your company profitable?"
PR Lady: "We grow every year."
Me: "OK, but are you profitable?"
PR Lady: "We service dozens of Fortune 5,000 companies." [yes, that's three zeroes]
Me, giving up: "Thanks for your time."
The contest: School offers prizes if kids hold it... →
My story on a Coney Island class where kids get prizes if they don’t take any bathroom breaks all week.
I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that...– Joe Paterno, in his first interview since the Penn State sex abuse scandal