Everyday Energy: What People Around the World Eat on a Daily Basis
37-year-old Ecuadorian mountain farmer, 5’3”, 119 lbs, typical daily caloric intake: 3,800 kcal. Food staples: Empanadas, barley flour soup, roasted potatoes, plantain, hard brown sugar mixed with hot water.
According to a new Pew study, knowledge and the written word can’t be so easily defeated. Despite embracing technology more than their elders, the study found that millennials were more likely to have read a book, either in digital form or on dead trees, in the past year than Americans over 30. Even more surprising is the fact that more young people believe there is important information that can’t be found on the Internet than their forebears.
Alright all you slacker Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers - pick up a book! You’re making us look bad!
Percent change in US population by county
Others who’ve managed to maintain a similar level of respect are similarly old souls who’ve always inhabited their own world — Tom Waits, Kate Bush, and Bob Dylan, for instance — or former hellraisers who’ve mellowed somewhat in their old age, give or take the occasional blowout and/or questionable facial-hair episode ([Nick] Cave, David Bowie, John Cale — and also Brian Eno, who somehow seems to be very respectable and establishment indeed these days, despite still being as delightfully mad as a box of monkeys, bless him).