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Percentage of U.S. adults who claim to be vegetarians in a Gallup poll. According to a “vegetarian calculator” — which seems like it might be arguing from a particular stance, if we’re being honest here — carnivorous Americans each will eat 7,000 animals in their life. I welcome the challenge and relish the opportunity. [USA Today]
The Milky Way galaxy may be 50,000 light years longer than previously estimated, which would make it 50 percent bigger than NASA had thought. [Smithsonian]
Minimum duration of training for a Louisiana police officer, which seems low. My roommate probably spent more time playing “Destiny” in the past couple of months, and I don’t see the state of Louisiana sending him to a space war. [Gawker]
Annual New York State cap on tax credits for the film industry — incentives for production companies to choose to clog up New York City’s streets instead of those of some lame city such as Toronto. This year, the state government is considering authorizing $25 million for musicians, because the discordance on subway platforms between the Sufjan-wannabes and the steel drummers apparently isn’t enough already. [Bloomberg Business]
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