September 20, 2013

Tempted By The Devil Facts

  • The state unemployment rate in Tennessee is the 9th highest in the country (8.5%), while the Kentucky has the 12th highest (8.4%)

  • In 2012, there were 20 deaths in the coal mining industry in the US.

  • In Kentucky, there have been 85 coal mining-related deaths in the ten years from 2002-2012. Kentucky is the state with the second highest number of coal-mining related fatalities, the leading state is West Virginia.

  • Symptoms of rattlesnake bites can include nausea, vomiting, paralysis, difficulty breathing, tissue damage and weak pulse.

  • The unemployment rate in the mining industry rose from 4.4 % in 2000 to 9.4% in 2010.

  • The FBI estimated that in 2007, there were over 1.8 million arrests for drug abuse violations in the US.

  • The number of drug arrests in 1987 was 7.4 percent of all arrests that were reported to the FBI. The number rose to 13 percent by 2007.

  • Since 1996, drug arrests related to marijuana have outnumbered drug arrests related to other types of drugs.

  • In the United States, the maximum prison penalty for selling less than 50 kg of marijuana is 5 years imprisonment.

  • Scientific research has shown that unemployed adults are at greater risk for depression than employed adults.

  • In 2011, the average salary for oil rig workers was almost $100,000. However, the average salary for the lowest workers who have very little previous experience was $34,680.

  • There are 110 oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, with 78 in use in August 2013.

  • Scientific research has shown that suicide rates increase during economic recessions like the Great Depression, the end of the New Deal and the Oil Crisis.

  • Among the many common criteria for major depression are people who are unable to work, are unemployed or have less than a high school education.

  • The maximum length of a timber rattlesnake is 74.5 inches (189 cm).

  • Local extirpation of the timber rattlesnake has occurred in some areas. In Minnesota, fear of the snake led to a bounty being established, which resulted in bounties being paid for 5,000 snakes in 1970 alone. The bounty was repealed in 1989.

  • The scrap metal recycling industry employs over 137,000 people in the U.S.

  • In 2012, 75 million metric tons of iron and steel scrap was recycled. Steel is the most commonly recycled material in the U.S. and worldwide.

  • The U.S. iron and steel scrap industry was valued at $30.1 billion in 2012.

  • Recycling steel uses 60 percent less energy than producing steel from raw materials.

  • Each day, the U.S. recycles enough iron and steel scrap by weight to build 25 Eiffel Towers.

  • In 2011, almost 11.9 million cars were recycled in the U.S.

  • In the U.S., about 100 million tires are recycled every year.

  • Glass can be recycled multiple times without loss in quality.

  • More than eight jobs are created by recycling 1,000 tons of glass.

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