Watch where you step. Retail environments are now more dangerous than manufacturing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, injury or illness affected 3.5 of every 100 retail workers compared with 3.4 of every 100 factory workers.
Gimme five. The ancient Egyptians were the first to use the business handshake.
Pull the plug. A federal hotline asking citizens to report crimes committed by “criminal aliens” was shut down after it was overwhelmed with prank calls about UFO sightings, abductions by extraterrestrials, and visits by Bigfoot, Superman and “Muggle-borns.”
– The Week
The Golden Apple. You can buy a “fully-loaded” Apple Mac Pro desktop for a mere $52,000.
Holiday payoff. The Hallmark Channel produced 40 holiday movies at about $2 million each. Ad revenue for Hallmark was $600 million.
More bang for your burger. A Bangkok restaurant is offering “the world’s largest burger.” Topped with onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise, it weighs 13 pounds and promises 10,000 calories.
Omega. As of 2017, more Americans who die of natural causes are doing so at home than in hospitals.
New York Times
Never at The JPT Group. A British marketing agency allows its mostly-younger staff to take “hangover days” to recover after nights out entertaining clients.
If a tree falls at Christmas… After rising 23 percent between 2015 and 2018, the average price of a Christmas tree for the holiday season just passed was $78.
– USA Today