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The numbers for June 3, 2013: Tip-top tippers and potatoes growing on bushes

Katie Long Jun 3, 2013
By The Numbers

The numbers for June 3, 2013: Tip-top tippers and potatoes growing on bushes

Katie Long Jun 3, 2013

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69%

The percent of Germans who say they always tip. According to a survey by the travel company TripAdvisor, Germans tip the most. Americans are the second best tippers, with 57% leaving a gratuity. (TripAdvisor)

$50 million

The amount the IRS reportely spent on conferences for its employees. The new acting chief of the IRS calls this spending “inappropriate” — which included money put towards teaching some IRS employees how to line dance. (Wall Street Journal)

$0.00

While addressing graduates at Princeton over the weekend, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested students worry less about money. “Money is a means not an end,” he said. “I’m not going to tell you that money doesn’t matter, because you wouldn’t believe me anyway.” (CNN)

10%

Children surveyed in Britain that thought potatoes grew on bushes or trees. (BBC)

$130 million

Will Smith’s “After Earth” rating on Rotten Tomatoes was a scant 13 percent, despite the blockbuster budget. Will Hollywood ever figure out what we want to see on the big screen? (CBS Minnesota)

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