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June / July 2017

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WHAT COUNTS Summer's here and the time is right! So c'mon everybody, let's pop a cold beverage of choice, slam a wheatgrass shot, sizzle some veggie burgers on the grill, and celebrate! Here are a few fi re- cracker-hot stats to consider during the summer months: Sources: Airlines for America; Nat Geo; NRF.com; constitutioncenter.org; Statis- ticbrain.com; American Pyro Assn; World Meteorological Org. $62,500 is the average income for domestic leisure travelers 19 is the average number of shark attacks in the US each year 1 is the average number of US shark-attack fatalities every two years 2 Million more sharks are killed by humans for every human killed by a shark #1 Best Summer Song of All Time according to Rolling Stone: "Danc- ing in the Street" co-written by Mar- vin Gaye and sung by Martha Reeves #1 Best Summer Song of All Time according to Billboard: "Surfi n' Safari" by the South Bay's own Beach Boys $4 is the amount paid for the lost Dunlap Broadside version of the Decla- ration of Independence at fl ea market $8.1 Million is the amount paid by TV producer Norman Lear for that version of the Declaration 45 percent of Americans take a summer vacation $1.09 Billion projected rev- enue in sales of fi reworks in the US this year 134°F in Death Valley on July 10, 1913 is the highest recorded tem- perature on offi cial record June/July 2017 11

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