Interesting Facts To Know Before You Go

April 28th 2022

1. Alaska was the only state in America to experience a decline in median household income from 2016 to 2020, according to census data released this year. It was also the only state to see poverty levels stay about the same. All other states saw declines in poverty.

2. The word "taxi" comes from "taximeter" . . . the meter in every cab that calculates fares based on the distance you travel.

3. There's only one spot on Earth where the corners of four countries meet . . . it's in southern Africa, where Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia touch.

4. The President of the United States is the fifth-highest-paid world leader, at $400,000-a-year. The prime minister of Singapore is on top, at $1.6 million-a-year, followed by Hong Kong, Australia, and Switzerland.

5. The code for O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is "ORD," because it used to be called Orchard Field.