January 03, 2005

Blog readership was up 58% last year (32 million people), although 62% of adult American Internet users still have no clear idea what a blog actually is. [Full report from Pew]

Walmart sales were up 3% in December. Hooray for cheap crap!

A new poll showed 65% of Palestinians will vote for Mahmoud Abbas in the upcoming presidential election.

Marine researchers have discovered the deepest coral reef in the United States in about 250 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. This is interesting because coral reefs require sunlight to grow.

Tsunami aid pledges reach $5 billion. The death toll is near 150,000. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says it will take up to 10 years to rebuild. (Tsunami Relief)

Democratic Rep. Robert Matsui has died at 63 of complications from a rare disease. Matsui spent time in an internment camp as an infant during World War II and went on to serve 26 years in Congress.

Meet the Fockers has made $163 Million in 12 days and set records for the biggest gross on New Year's Eve, with $12.2 million, and on New Year's Day, with $18 million. I'm feeling a little verklempt.

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