It's probably already started near your house, right? Starting at about 2 weeks before Independence Day, many people who've made the hike up to Beloit to buy fireworks start shooting them off leading up to their big backyard show on July 4th.
In today's world, drive-throughs account for a larger share of fast-food sales than ever before (in America's biggest markets, it can be as high as 70% of sales at McDonald's), and America's major chains are moving to speed things up as much as possible.
With the new Jurassic Park movie raking in millions of dollars at the box office, dinosaurs are once again at the front of public consciousness. But millions of years ago, when there was very little public consciousness, were there dinosaurs running around what is now Illinois?
How widespread are spam calls? Think about this for a second: over the last year, nearly 60 million Americans say that they lost money as a result of being phone-scammed for a nationwide total of almost $30 billion.