Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "comprised less than 50 percent," unearthing the following:

  • Many of the juice beverages use colorful pictures of oranges and orange groves despite being comprised of less than 50 percent juice.
  • A mineral processing facility must meet the following criteria: Operation uses feedstock that is comprised of less than 50 percent scrap materials. The 50 percent rule applies to all materials entering a process operation that contain the mineral value rather than all materials entering the operation irrespective of function.
  • This marks the first time in 20th century history that locally generated school revenues comprised less than 50 percent of total lower education spending
  • By 1980, property taxes comprised less than 50 percent of school revenues for most school districts nationally
  • The dollars from gaming grease the wheels, but since 1996, they have comprised less than 50 percent of [Las Vegas's] income.
  • While Uighurs made up more than 80 percent of Xinjiang's population in 1941, by 1998 they comprised less than 50 percent"¦
  • In the early part of the present century the English-speaking Caucasian will be a minority in America, comprising less than 50 percent of the population.

By comparison, I also thought I'd show the difference in the search when I type in "containing less than 51 percent" - one word and one percentage off (Yes, it's a Turnip Twist folks!):

  • [Snausages Snawsomes ingredients include]: Dried Cheese Product. A goulash of milk derivatives containing less than 51 percent actual cheese.
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