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February/March 2020

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February/March 2020 7 WHAT COUNTS Spring has almost sprung and the time of longer light is on the way! Before we arrive at the balance point of the Vernal Equinox, there are plenty of other events to celebrate including Galentine's, Valentine's, and St. Patrick's Days. Feb honors Black History and March Women's History. Enjoy the last chilly bits of winter while considering the timely stats below: Sources: Mayo Clinic, WebMD.com, Business Insider, Science Focus, CNN.com, Smithsonian Magazine, NatGeo.com, Reuters, Pew Research, Natl. Retail Fed, Census.gov. 60 – 100 beats per minute is a normal resting heart rate for adults. 8 ounces is the average weight of the female heart. Men's average is 10. 400 pounds is the weight of the blue whale heart. It's 5 feet long and pumps 60 gallons of blood with every heartbeat. 3 is the number of hearts an octopus has. 0 is the number of hearts (and brains!) a starfish has. 15 is the number of authenticated Leonardo da Vinci paintings in the world. 30,000 is the number of paintings Bob Ross produced over his lifetime. 38 Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. 60% of Californians voted to go on year-round daylight savings time. 25% is the increase in your chance of having a heart attack the Monday after switching to daylight savings time. 39 of the 110 women serving in the 115th U.S. Congress are women of color. $5.61 Billion is the expected total of St. Patrick's Day spending. 2.2 Million black military veterans live in the USA.

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