Question by Lindsay: Is there an easy place to find all those “World Around Me” facts for a baby book?
I promised myself after the last baby I wouldn’t wait so long, but here he is, 3 months old and how am I supposed to know the average price of gas in June?? Or what an average family vacation costs? Just wondering if any other moms found another solution. Last time I was on the internet for hours trying to figure all that nonsense out.
Answer by Neena
This is all I could find but if you go to babycenter.com they might have something about vaca price
Cost of Living 2010
How Much things cost in 2010
Average Cost of new house $ 232,880.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $ 2.73
US Postage Stamp 44 cents
Dozen Eggs $ 1.37
Loaf of Bread $ 2.49
Price Of Gold Per Ounce ( August 27th 2010 ) $ 1,237.00
Price Barrel Of Oil ( August 2010 ) $ 73.00 per barrel
What Events Happened in 2010
•The financial crisis and high unemployment continues with house prices still depressed due to the large number of foreclosures. Europe and America begin to pursue different courses to address the problems with Europe addressing budget deficits and the U.S. continuing to try and spend the way out of the recession by creating more jobs.
•The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, Canada
•The Healthcare Reform Bill passes in Congress changing the face of healthcare in the US
•BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the gulf of Mexico leaves gulf beaches / fishing and the shellfish industry reeling, the true effects will not be fully understood for many years, New Deep Water Drilling Wells are stopped until regulators can catch up with the technology.
•The US increases the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan hoping to squash the Taliban and Alkida Terrorist groups that operate from and in the country
•Floods in Pakistan caused by higher than normal monsoon rains cause flooding on a scale unseen before with 20% of the country flooded, this leaves millions homeless, starving and causes major disruption to the country.
•Iran continues it’s path with construction of additional Nuclear Power Plants causing the United Nations to place even more sanctions on the country
•The 2010 FIFA World Cup takes place in South Africa, Spain wins the World Cup
•The Tea Party numbers grow in the United States prior to the upcoming November Mid Term Elections
•A magnitude 7 earthquake hits Haiti and devastates the country
•Elections In Australia leave no clear winner
•Apple releases the new Iphone 4 but problems with antenna design cause consumer problems
•Apple Releases the Ipad taking the new technology of touch screen computing to new levels
•Microsoft ( Bing ) and Yahoo ( Search ) combine search technology into a single unit attempting to break Google monopoly of search.
•Android powered phones begin to outsell Apple in the smart phone market.
Popular Culture 2010
•Justin Bieber who was discovered through a video placed on YouTube in 2008 continues to dominate the charts around the world attracting millions of fans showing the power of social networking.
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