Meh. More people for me to take advantage of.The aging population will create tremendous economic and social problems all over the world. Due to increased longevity and the aging of the baby boomers, the number of cases of Alzheimer's Disease in the USA is expected to grow from 5 million in 2013 to almost 14 million in 2050. Diminished mental capacity is but one cause of dependence in old age.
This hit me like a ton of bricks.JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.
The smooth stones came packed in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding." Dahl estimated he had sold 1.5 million of them at roughly $4 each by the time the fad fizzled.
I'd put a security detail on the new record holder.