Mental Floss

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed in "accounts for half of," unearthing the following:

Turnip #1 Underage and Adult Excessive Drinking Accounts for Half of U.S. Alcohol Sales

Turnip #2 Cannabis accounts for half of all drug arrests nationwide with nearly 90 percent for simple possession

Turnip #3 Overall, space debris accounts for half of the catastrophic risk on any flight.

Turnip #4 [Spam is] a billion-dollar business that now accounts for half of all e-mail traffic

Turnip #5 Smoking Accounts for Half of All Mortality in Males of Lower Social Class

Turnip #6 Online Shopping Accounts for Half of Retail Sector Growth

Turnip #7 Amazon cattle ranching accounts for half of Brazil's CO2 emissions