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7 percent easier
We’re that much closer to Ironman: a lightweight exoskeleton has been developed that reduces by 7 percent the amount of energy it takes to walk. [Fusion]
10 percent of revenues
Eleven teachers and administrators from the Atlanta school system were convicted on racketeering charges after faking standardized test results in order to get bonuses or keep their jobs. The educators were accused of feeding answers and correcting the exams. [Associated Press]
25 percent reduction
California Gov. Jerry Brown has instituted mandatory water restrictions for the state, with an executive order that cuts water use by 25 percent reduction and requires new homes have efficient irrigation systems. [Bloomberg Business]
316,600 people over 100
As of 2012, there were an estimated 316,600 people who were older than 100 years old still alive. The world’s oldest person just died, and there are now only four people still alive who were born before 1900. [BBC]
Sen. Robert Menendez, who represents the greatest state of New Jersey, was indicted by a grand jury on 14 counts including bribery and conspiracy. The senator allegedly accepted over $1 million in gifts from a Dr. Salomon Melgen. [Associated Press]
$5.4 million in illicit profits
30 million pairs of Crocs
Crocs might be making a comeback. The company is restructuring with fewer styles and stores and a larger emphasis on the core clog. Last year 30 million pairs were sold. A cursory survey of tourists in Times Square last night convinced me this must be an underestimation. [Bloomberg Business]
Our long national nightmare is over: happy day after April Fools’ day. Together, let’s learn to trust again.
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