▪ Interest in travel to the U.S. has plummeted since President Trump’s inauguration, according to data from the travel website Kayak. Searches for flights from the U.K. to Tampa and Orlando plunged 58 percent, while searches for Miami were down by 52 percent, and Las Vegas by 36 percent. Overall, the Global Business Travel Association estimates that the U.S. travel industry has lost $185 million in revenue so far because of Trump’s presidency.
▪ The proportion of American households without a TV set doubled from 1.3 percent in 2009 to 2.6 percent in 2015. The number of homes with three or more televisions also declined, largely because young people now rely on smartphones and laptops to consume entertainment.
▪ A 220,000-gallon, commercial- size swimming pool contains an average of almost 20 gallons of urine, a new study by the University of Alberta found. In a residential pool, that would translate to about 2 gallons of pee. “You can assume that if people are using your pool,” a researcher says, “they’re peeing in it.”
▪ On March 1, President Trump made no factual errors or misleading statements in his public comments, The Washington Post’s fact checkers determined—the first falsehood-free day of his administration. Trump made no public comment that day, except to tweet, “Thank you.”
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