Ashley Madison employs 170 people, mostly data crunchers. In the United States, it says the top cheating city is Washington, D.C., where 6.18 percent of all residents, male and female, have memberships to Ashley Madison. “I’ve gotten calls from the Justice Department and IRS saying, ‘What is this $600 charge on this credit card?’” Biderman laughs. The next three cheating-est towns for Ashley Madison are Austin (3.10 percent), Houston (2.89 percent) and Miami (2.75 percent).
A little more than 70 percent of the paid members are males over 40, and of that group, 84 percent are married. The profession with the greatest number of men cheaters is finance; for women, it’s education. Sign-ups spike after holidays that celebrate commitment and fidelity: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. One fact that really interests Biderman: There are four times as many 39-year-old men on the site as there are 38-year-olds. “Why is that? Is it about the fear of turning 40?”
“‘Yosemite’ entered the American lexicon in 1851 when Lafayette Bunnell, a doctor with a California state battalion hunting Native Americans in the US west, named a swath of Californian land ‘Yosemite.’ That, he wrongly believed, was the name of the local Native American tribe.
In fact, the tribe’s name was the Ahwahneechees, and the land was called Ahwahnee. ‘Yosemite’ was actually how the tribe referred to the white intruders, as ‘killers.’”
"The Great Language Game challenges you to distinguish between some eighty or so languages based on their sound alone. In each game you’re allowed three mistakes, which are kept for you to study at the end."
"Nationwide, roughly a third of all visits to emergency rooms for injuries are alcohol related. Now a new study suggests that certain beverages may be more likely to be involved than others. The study, carried out over the course of a year at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, found that five beer brands were consumed most often by people who ended up in the emergency room. They were Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light."