Are you the smartest person in the room? What’s your IQ? Globally, the average IQ score is 100. Most people (about 68 percent) have an IQ between 85 and 115. IQ stands for “intelligence quotient” and is a standard of measurement used to assess a person’s mental aptitude. From 1932 through the 20th century, IQ […]

Grilled, thick, cooked “medium” with cheese, lettuce and tomato on top. That’s how I like my burger. This truly American classic is like a friend that I’m always happy to see. Why do we love hamburgers so much? Burgers are easy to eat. The meat has already been ground up and when served on a […]

Tax Day coming up on Tuesday, April 18. Taxpayers who end up requesting an automatic six-month extension will have until Oct. 16 to file. Tax Day was first introduced in 1913, when the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified. This Amendment gave the United States Congress the legal authority to tax all incomes. The reason tax day […]

Every Spring, the nation becomes obsessed with the NCAA basketball tournament. March Madness begins! Even the casual basketball fan fills out a bracket. For example, 80 million brackets are completed each year. This 68-team basketball bonanza has been known to crown a Cinderella or two, produce at least one shining moment a year, and turn […]

This article in The Sun about black wedding bands caught my attention. What I read surprised me…A couple who is very open about their relationship spilled the beans. The Sun article says: “We have a secret signal to attract other couples like us.” The secret signal, a black wedding band. According to the couple, the […]

More than 31 million people in the U.S. claim Irish ancestry – that’s more than six times the population of Ireland. As this lucky group of people expanded over the centuries, so too did American St. Paddy’s Day traditions. This year, Americans are projected to spend $6.85 billion on the holiday. St. Patrick’s Day Facts 174%: Increase in […]

Do you put the cereal in the bowl and then pour on the milk or do you fill the bowl with milk and then add the cereal? 11 percent of Americans serve it the wrong way by pouring your milk into the bowl before adding in the bran. Americans eat roughly 2.7 billion boxes of […]

In the United States, tattoo trends have evolved a lot in the last hundred years. At one time they were an underground, seedy practice but now they are mainstream with an exploding industry. Over the next ten years, the tattoo industry is expected to grow by about 8% annually. Americans spend $1.65 billion yearly on tattoos. […]

The show debuted on January 18, 2010 and since then “American Pickers” have traveled all over the country in search of rare Americana artifacts and national treasures. The program showcased pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who traveled around the United States to buy or “pick” various items. The reality show went through a major change in […]

Bottoms Up! Americans like to drink alcohol. Some regions in the country like to consume more adult libations than others. One “drink” in the U.S. is considered as 12 ounces of beer, 8 ounces of malt liquor, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (40% alcohol proof). Globally, the United […]