Apparently, two German authors have published a book of things that suck. The title (translated from German) is Atlas of Stuff that Sucks. Sounds like a great beach read. But according to Claudia Ehrenstein, the authors also catalog interesting facts as well as sucky ones:
In a single year, so much cotton is produced that 15 T-shirts for every inhabitant of planet Earth could be made from it.
If the Internet continues to grow at the present rate, by 2030 it will use up as much electricity as the whole world’s population does today.
7% of the world’s population is linked on Facebook.
There are presently up to 800 million weapons in the world.
The mining of a single gram of gold for a wedding ring produces up to 750 tons of residue.