Talking Points: April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

Lincoln died, the Titanic sank, Ray Crock started McDonald’s, and Babe Ruth hit his first home run, all on April 15th. Timelines of History

In March, year-over-year, coal usage for power generation in the United States was down 36%. E&E News, April 8, 2020

Due to the increase in teleworking during the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart is now selling more tops than bottoms. NPR, March 28, 2020

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience- that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” Elizabeth Taylor, Novelist

On Tuesday, April 7, the TSA screened 97,130 people, down 95% from a year ago. The last time the country averaged 97,000 airline passengers per day was in 1954. The New York Times, April 9, 2020

The French consume an estimated 10 billion baguettes per year and recently the 30,000 independent bakeries in France have been deemed essential businesses. NPR, April 9, 2020

“Imagine you see a child playing with a yo-yo, riding up an escalator. Focus on the escalator, not the yo-yo.” Mark Zinder

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