1.) While people may say it seems like there’s a Starbucks or a McDonald’s on every corner in America, it would actually more accurate to say that about Subway. In fact, there are more Subways than Starbucks and McDonalds combined. In 2012, there were 25,549 Subways in the U.S, more than double the number of Starbucks. If you add the total number of McDonald’s and Starbucks – the next two largest chains in our country – it totals 25,285 – more than 250 less than the number of Subways.
2.) There are hundreds of government owned cars sitting unused in parking spaces and in parking garages all over our nation’s capitol. The Washington Post cites a Department of Defense Inspector General report claiming more 500 non tactical vehicles, including almost 90 with less than 1,000 miles, are simply parked around Washington DC. They are owned by various Defense Department agencies and will cost the government – meaning us taxpayers - $7.2 million dollars over the next six years.
3.) The capitol of Georgia is the home of the Braves and Falcons and is also the funniest city in America. Using six factors – including comedy clubs per capita, popular comedians who were born there and live there now – the real estate blog Movoto came up with a list of the 50 funniest cities in our country. Atlanta topped the list, followed by Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. No South Carolina cities made the list. Charlotte, North Carolina was ranked the 27th funniest city in the U.S.