Watching the World
In 2012, 14.5 percent of U.S. households
A study of university students found that about 56 percent of women and 41 percent of men admitted to binge drinking, which this study defined as consuming at least eight standard drink units (for men) or six standard drink units (for women) in one sitting.
Scientists who took samples at a depth of some 36,000 feet (11,000 m) in the Mariana Trench found that bacteria and other microbes flourish there
United Arab Emirates
In an effort to combat increasing obesity, the authorities of Dubai recently offered residents one gram of gold, at that time worth approximately $45 (U.S.), for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body weight that they lost. To receive the gold, people had to register and then lose a minimum of 4.4 pounds (2 kg) during the month of Ramadan.