Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Toronto Star's 10 Things We Learned This Week

Some of the things we learned this week, according to the Toronto Star's weekly feature "10 Things We Learned This Week" includes:

Today is the unofficial holiday of potheads. "Four twenty" became an emblematic number for dopers in the 1970s, reportedly after a group of California high school kids began meeting regularly at that time to get high. Now many tokers celebrate on April 20, preferably at 4.20 p.m.

Sign-language interpreting is among the most high-risk jobs for work-related injury, causing more stress to the extremities than assembly-line labour.

In 2007, Mexicans devoted 8 per cent of their family income to bribes for a total of $2.58 billion, 42 per cent more than in 2006.

Read the story here.

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