Fast Facts: Mar. 1

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls, however, don’t seem to have this problem.
  • The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan, where no private citizen can legally buy a handgun.
  • Halifax, in Nova Scotia, Canada, has the largest bar per capita than anywhere else in the world.
  • Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines in attempts to get free merchandise.
  • The three wealthiest families in the world have more assests than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.