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Americans Flush $5 Billion Down the Toilet Every Year

The typical American flushes away 24 gallons of water each day, nearly a quarter of our total water consumption.

Dan Lewis, author of the daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”) joins us Wednesdays with surprising facts about the world of business.

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How Michael Jordan's March Madness Shorts Changed the Apparel Business

While Jordan’s effect on footwear is impressive, it’s not the only multi-million dollar fashion trend he set.



Dan Lewis, author of the daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”) joins us Wednesdays with surprising facts about the world of business.

Ask virtually anyone who the greatest basketball player of all time is, and they’ll reply with the name Michael Jordan. His legacy is astounding; even Magic Johnson, an all-time great in his own right, has been quoted as saying “There’s Michael Jordan and then there’s the rest of us.” And his effect on the game of basketball is undeniable, as fans and players alike aimed to emulate him. Certainly, the ad campaigns featuring him encouraged this.

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How Do You Fix a 45-Mile-Long Leaky Pipe 70 Stories Underground?

That job calls for some something special: underwater repairmen.

Dan Lewis, author of the daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”) joins us Wednesdays with surprising facts about the world of business.

When the pipes under your sink spring a leak, you call a plumber. But who does New York City call when the pipes carrying its drinking water from a reservoir two hours away start to leak?

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