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December 2019 / January 2020

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December 2019/January 2020 7 WHAT COUNTS In the era of social "me"dia, there are more opportunities to share the wealth of the human experience than ever before ... and on a global scale! Yet, does it take away from the preciousness of being in the moment? During this holiday season, whether you post it, stream it, Tweet it, or just sit back and observe it, enjoy your holidays to the fullest! In the meantime, here are some timely stats to consider: Sources: Forbes.com; UN Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs; UN Population Division; New England Journal of Medicine; American Christmas Tree Assoc; CBS News LA; History.com. 300 is the number of hours of video that are upload to YouTube every minute. 40,000 search queries are done on Google alone every second. 1 Billion people use Instagram every month. 10 Billion is the maximum population many scientists feel the Earth can support. 7.8 Billion is our current world population. 9.7 Billion is the projected world population by 2050. 72.6 years is the average human life expectancy in 2019. 1 Pound is the average American's weight gain over the holiday season. 32.8 Million Xmas trees were sold in 2018. That's 5 Million more than in 2017. 77% of U.S. households will display a Christmas tree in their home this season. 115 Feet is the height of the world's largest live-cut Xmas tree. It's here in Commerce at the Citadel Outlets. 29 is the number of times Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested for acts of 'civil disobedience,' including driving 5 MPH over the speed limit in Alabama.

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