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A daily column by John Disque


Good Morning East Tennessee!

There are 89 female billionaires in the world.

The funniest bumper sticker says, "You looked better on Myspace."

St Louis is America's most dangerous city.

Dozier, Alabama is American's safest city.

Carlos Slim Helu is the wealthiest person in the world. He is 70 years old and lives in Mexico. His net worth is $53.5 billion. Bill Gates is a close 2nd at $53 billion. Warren Buffett is 3rd at $47 billion.

The number one travel destination in the world is Paris, France. In the US, it's Las Vegas.

The most popular Horror movie is Paranormal Activity (2007).

Damien Hirst is the wealthiest living artist.

Bell Bottoms were the number one worst fashion trend ever. (I didn't research that. It's my own opinion.)

The Chevy Celebrity is listed as the the ugliest car ever made. If you never saw oneā€¦ it sort of looks like a dust buster.

In other lists - The GMC Pacer is listed as the ugliest car, but I always thought they were kind-of cute ... like a pregnant VW Bug.

Currently, the poorest city in America is Detroit, Michigan.

The North American city with the highest population is not New York. It's Mexico City at 20,550,000 people. NY is 2nd.

America's best selling car is: Ford Focus.

America has a three-way tie for our most loved presidents - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The lowest elevation in America is Death Valley, California at 282 feet below sea level.

The most popular desert is ice cream. Chocolate cake is a close 2nd. Apple Pie is 3rd. 4th is Jell-O and 5th is cheesecake.

The number one highest paid photojournalist is Robert Frank from Switzerland who works for Fortune, Vogue and McCalls. Still - my favorite (and forever the most courageous) is Phillip Griffiths who took pictures of the Vietnam war.

Have a great day!

Published January 31, 2011

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