Nation: Trivia Treasure

And some fascinating facts

Would you believe Americans and foreigners paid 308,205,000 visits to U.S. museums in 1971? Or that children ages twelve to 17, from families earning $10,000 to $15,000, averaged 4.7 tooth fillings in the late 1960s? More to the point, would anybody care? That question did not seem to faze Commerce Department bureaucrats, who last week lovingly unveiled Social Indicators 1976, a 647-page, relentless compilation of statistics on just about everything you ever wanted to know about Bicentennial Year America. The lavishly illustrated tome was four years in the amassing. Trivia-mongers can buy it for $7 from the...

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