July 4th Weekend Facts

Posted 08 Jul 2013 to crazy and has Comments

Here are five crazy things I learned this weekend:

  1. There are 3 Shakers still living and they’re still accepting recruits. source: wikipedia
  2. Over 2,300 Army Soldiers volunteered in experiments that exposed them to infectious agents (including hepatitis A, plague, and yellow fever) during the 1950s through the 1970s in Fort Detrick, MD. 96% of the volunteers were Seventh-day Adventists. source: wikipedia
  3. There are almost half a million civilian contractors with Top Secret Clearance source: nytimes
  4. Walmart is the largest employer in the US (as of 2010), and it is four times the size of the second largest employer, which is a temp agency. source: nytimes
  5. One-third of Americans (101 M) are on food stamps. source: usda