The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

August 19, 2013

Kids are so funny, but so smart

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RICHMOND — EXPLAINING A POSSIBLE ERROR

In a recent Just Thinking, I wrote about things that are happening in our country that disturb me. I mentioned the bankruptcy of Detroit, Mich. I found statistics somewhere that gave the population of Detroit as 800,000. A gentleman I met took issue with that figure and insisted Detroit was no longer that large.

I went to the Internet and was unsuccessful in finding the population of Detroit, but I found Wayne County, which is where Detroit is located.

I discovered that from 2000 to 2012, the population of Wayne County had decreased by 25 percent. The figure at the end of 2012 was 711,00.

I then went to the 2013 edition of the Rand-McNally Road Atlas. That gave the population of Wayne County at the end of that year as 1,820,584 and Detroit as, 713,777.

The 2014 edition of the Rand-McNally Atlas gave Wayne County as, 1,820,584, the same as the 2013 figure. Detroit was, 713,777, also the same as 2013.

I have no idea which figures are accurate, but I assure everyone, I did not intend to give incorrect information.

TRIVIA ANSWER

If you call a dog’s tail a leg, it still has four legs. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.

TRIVIA QUESTION

What new type of book, now found in nearly every home, was introduced in New Haven, Connecticut in 1878?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.

– John Ruskin

 

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