“The US Defence Department earns $100m/year operating slot machines used by soldiers on their bases … Some corrupt Mexican police are now using card terminals to make collecting bribes at traffic stops more convenient … Only 28 books sold more than 500,000 copies in the US in 2022. Eight of them were by romance novelist Colleen Hoover … The average US fridge uses 3–5 times more electricity than an entire human being consumes in Nigeria.” These and other interesting tidbits can be found in Tom Whitwell’s, 52 things I learned in 2023.