DAILY BRIEFINGThe Moron's Daily Briefing
Nov. 20 - Thirty-five years ago today, the United States census reported that the nation's population had passed 200 million for the first time. This past Friday it stood around 289 million.
That's a 45% increase.
If that trend continues--and, like all trends, it must--then there will be 419 million Americans in another 35 years. At this rate, in just 805 years--roughly the amount time elapsed since the signing of the Magna Carta, or just a little longer than the average dental visit --there will be one trillion Americans.
Unfortunately, trends also tell us that for every trillion Americans, 149 million would die each year in car accidents.
The Moron's Almanac urges its readers to drive carefully.
On November 20, 1974, the U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T. Exactly four years later, "Reverend" Jim Jones led his followers in a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
Most of Bo Derek turns 46 today. Her organic parts share their birthday with Veronica Hamel (1943), Dick Smothers (1939), Richard Dawson (1932), Estelle Parsons (1927), Roy Campanella (1921), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Alistair Cooke (1908), and Edwin Hubble (1889).
It's Revolution Day in Mexico, so keep an eye out for revolting Mexicans.
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