Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Montreal's mayor declared in '76 that "the Olympics can no more have a financial deficit than a man can have a baby." The city actually took 30 years to then pay off the debt. cbc.ca/news/canada/montre…
The greatest comeback in National Basketball Association play occurred on November 27, 1996, when the Utah Jazz, down by 36 points to the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter, overcame this deficit to win 107-103. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
I learned men from the Faroe Islands are seeking brides from Southeast Asia due to their deficit of women bbc.com/news/magazine-397…
Study finds alcohol dampens brain waves associated with decision-making but not motor control. Alcohol primarily induces deficits during decision-making, and not while executing motor commands. The brain still thinks it's making the right choices, even though its ability to do so is impaired. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Researchers have found rats that underwent the surgical removal of the uterus with ovaries left intact had a memory deficit, suggesting the uterus might have functions beyond reproduction. The surgical removal of just the uterus had a unique and negative effect on working memory. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Nintendo has banked so much money, that they could run a deficit of over $250 Million every year and still survive until 2052. gamesradar.com/nintendo-d…
We can't make up for a sleep deficit by sleeping longer another day npr.org/sections/health-s…
For years, there was a Braille Edition of the Playboy Magazine with around 500 regular blind subscribers, which was published by the Library of Congress with taxpayers' money (when the US had a budget deficit of $200 billion), until the Republicans in Congress killed it in 1985. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned of the World Games, a competition with sports left out of the Olympics, such as bowling, ultimate and competitive ballroom dancing. Highlights from the 2017 Games include the Netherlands winning the gold in Korfball, and Germany thrillingly making up a 3-1 deficit to claim gold in Fistball. theworldgames.org/edition…
In the 1800's the British actively pushed addictive Opium on the Chinese population to balance a trade deficit. China would only trade silver for tea and silk and the Brits were going broke. Solution: sell drugs... and it worked! bbc.co.uk/history/0/20428…
In 2010 a professor went on a diet consisting mainly of Twinkies to prove weight loss was from calorie deficit, not nutrition. cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08…
@ 2009 with movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", "Legally Blonde" and stars like Paris Hilton, California animal shelters were overpopulated with Chihuahuas. Several rescue organizations took these Chihuahua, flew them to cities in the East Coast where there was a Chihuahua deficit. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
In 1957, Argentine F1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio broke the lap time record at the German Grand Prix 10 times in one race. In 22 laps he broke the standing record then beat his own record 9 more times. After making up a 48 second deficit he passed the leader on the last lap to take the win. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
In 2010 a professor went on a diet consisting mainly of Twinkies to prove weight loss was from calorie deficit, not nutrition. cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08…
A deficit of water in India and central asia is changing the Earth's spin axis and causing the North Pole to move east sciencealert.com/here-s-w…
The Republican strategy of passing huge unfunded tax cuts, and then using huge deficits as an excuse to cut programs has a name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
A dopamine gene maybe the answer to a longer life. A gene linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction was 66% more common among people who lived to be 90 or older. healthland.time.com/2013/…
Nintendo can survive for another 40 years even if the company runs a deficit of over $250 million every year. tydknow.com/did-you-know-…
Days before W took office, The Onion predicted a massive increase in defense spending, a Gulf war, a recession brought on by substantial tax cuts, deregulation of industry, defunding of social-service programs, and a return to deficit spending. And America.....laughed? theonion.com/articles/bus…
The BBC head of drama stated that the Slater family in EastEnders was created to address a deficit of "solid families" in the soap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…
There was so much inbreeding in the Hapsburg Royal Line that the last of its Kings, Charles II, had an ancestor, Joanna of Castile, that appeared in his family tree no fewer than fourteen times. Inbreeding caused him to have severe physical and mental deficits and he died at age 39. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
USA has a trade surplus with Canada of $11.9 Billion rather than a trade deficit ustr.gov/countries-region…
The Adopt A Ranger program estimates that there is a global deficit of 105,000 park rangers, and that a total of 150,000 rangers are need to adequately protect the world's parks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012 nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us…
Charles-Alexandre de Calonne: Took office of finance during the period of huge debt that would lead to the French Revolution. He proposed taxing the property of the rich and clergy. His proposal was rejected, he was then blamed for the debt entirely, nicknamed "Monsier Deficit", and exiled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Latvia might be entering a potato deficit this spring as a result of exporting too many potatoes in the winter leta.lv/eng/home/importan…
Indian citizens buy so much gold that the Indian government owns only 360 metric tons, while private gold holdings are estimated to be 15,000 metric tons and gold purchases have widened the country’s current account deficit to 5.4% of GDP dailyreckoning.com/indias…
Today I learned of Anosognosia, a condition in which a person who suffers a certain disability seems unaware of the existence of his or her disability. Oddly, squirting water into a patients ear may often completely bring them out of this deficit of self-awareness, but only temporarily. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
Walmart accounted for 11% of the growth of total U.S. trade deficit with China between 2001-2006. businessinsider.com/facts…
New neurons are generated in adulthoodβ€”a process called neurogenesis. Studies with animals show that high doses of alcohol lead to a disruption in the growth of new brain cells. Scientists believe it may be this lack of new growth that results in long–term deficits found in the alcoholic's brain pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/public…
Ronald Reagan once said "I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself." brainyquote.com/quotes/qu…
Despite our deficits the US does not have the highest debt/GDP ratio in the world - in fact it's not even close cia.gov/library/publicati…
In late age, Agatha Christie's writing showed indicators of the cognitive deficits typical of Alzheimer's disease - examples included increases in repeated phrases (like "all sorts of") and an uptick in indefinite words ("anything," "something") theguardian.com/books/200…
The U.S. imports 91% of its seafood, resulting in a trade deficit of $11.2 billion - second only to their trade deficit in oil. huffingtonpost.com/Menuis…
The US Federal Government has run a budget deficit in 63 of the last 75 years. Only 12 of those years were recorded as budget surpluses. davemanuel.com/history-of…
Nature deficit disorder is a hypothesis that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
2014 was the first year since 2007 that the US would have been eligible to join the Eurozone under the Euro Convergence Criterion that members' budget deficit be less than 3% of their GDP. nytimes.com/2014/10/11/up…
I learned the EU only allows members to have a 3% deficit ec.europa.eu/economy_fina…
The United States can borrow money at a negative real interest rate, i.e. people are paying the government for the privilege of lending money to it. The deficit is not too high; it's too low. thinkprogress.org/yglesia…
The annual budget deficit in the US for 2011 was $1.3 trillion, or almost exactly what was spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Almost 3 in 10 Okinawans live to be 100 due to their 20% caloric deficit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
DARPA aims to 'develop and test a wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical device for human clinical use', in order to 'help servicemembers and others overcome memory deficits by developing new neuroprosthetics to bridge gaps in the injured brain'. darpa.mil/program/restori…
In caloric deficit, fat is eventually broken down into carbon dioxide and water, which are later expelled through sweating, peeing, and breathing. livestrong.com/article/35…
There's a barbershop in the US Senate and it runs a deficit of $350,000 each year and that last year it received a $300,000 bail out. thedaily.com/page/2012/02…
Parks and other "green" environments can generally reduce stress and anxiety, ease depression, reduce attention deficit symptoms, and promote overall mental health [PDF] nrpa.org/uploadedFiles/nr…
In 2012, 764,495 international students studied in the United States. During the same time period, 274,000 US students studied abroad. This imbalance has been referred to as an "international education deficit." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The President of The University of Maryland began developing a $7.2 Million Mansion after cutting 8 Varsity sports due to an $11 Million Deficit in the Athletic Department. diamondbackonline.com/new…
Johnny Carson almost caused a nationwide toilet paper deficit in 1973 todayifoundout.com/index.…

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