I enjoy reading the Wall Street Journal, if you’re not a regular reader, you should, they have some interesting, yet worthless trivia, that I find amusing. Here are today’s examples:

Each year in NYC, they have the Empire State run-up, which basically is who can run up via the stairwell the fastest in the Empire State buillding, from the ground floor to the top floor. The winner this year did it in 10 minutes, 10 seconds. That averages out to 7.1 seconds to climb a flight of stairs. To put this in perspective, my small Beacon Hill office has three desks, I work in the last desk, it takes me about err… 7.1 seconds to get out of my seat and walk (not run) to the front door.

Did you know that the average American (commuter) spends 70 hours idling in traffic each year. I can help solve that problem, give me a call if you’d like to purchase a Boston condo and cut your commuter time.

I’ll drink to this: In the Opinion page of the Wall Street Journal they mention that the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 2010 Dietary Guidelines. This may suprise you, and I’ll quote from the Journal: “…alcohol consumption is associated with reduced  risk of all causes of mortality and my help to keep cognitive functions intact with age.” You mean, alcohol is associated with living longer and remaining alert longer…this is great news for me.

It’s not hard to pick the Packers for the Super Bowl. Why? According to the Sports page on the Wall Street Journal the area they come from {Packers} is, even if you include Milwaukee 26% smaller than metro Pittsburgh. Here’s another piece of trivia for you Pittsburgh fans: How much is it going to cost you to fly to Dallas to watch them lose to Green Bay? Answer according to the Journal: $1,500.00.  According to the Journal “…theoretically you could fly to Paris, spent a week in a three-star hotel and still had enough left over for a nice diiner. Or you can buy a one plane ticket to Dallas…” To watch the Packetrs beat the Steelers in the Superbowl.

The Journal reported that according to FareCompare website  that tracks airefares there was a 41.5%  increase from Pitt to Dallas-mere hours after the AFC Championship game concluded. From Milwaukee the closest airport to Green Bay Wis a nonstop flight to Dallas increased by 68.1% after a few hours (or was it minutes) after they win their title

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