17 Facts that should change the world

October 5, 2006

  1. Every Cow in the European Union is subsidized by $2.5. That is more than 75% of what Africans have to live on
  2. More than 12000 women are killed every year in
    Russia as a result of Domestic violence
  3. Landmines kill or maim at least one person every hour
  4. Tiger Woods earns $148 every second
  5. People in industrialized countries eat between 6 and 7 kilograms of additives every year
  6. Cars kill 2 people every minute
  7. There are 67000 people employed in the lobbying industry in
    Washington – 125 for each elected member of congress
  8. More than 150 countries use torture
  9. A third of the world’s population is at war
  10. More people die each year committing suicide than from all the world’s armed conflict
  11. Ten languages die out every year
  12. Every week, an average of 88 children are expelled from American schools for bringing a gun to class
  13. America spends $10 billion on pornography every year – the same amount it spends on foreign aid
  14. There are 27 million slaves in the world
  15. The average Briton is caught on camera up to 300 times a day
  16. 120000 women and girls are trafficked into
    Western Europe every year
  17. The
    US owes the UN more than $1 billion in unpaid dues

All of these pacts were got from the book ’50 facts that should change the world’ by Jessica Williams.


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