Tuesday Turnip

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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed "6 out of every 10" into Google, unearthing the following:

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Six out of every ten new jobs are computer-related.

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Picture 9In the US, six out of every ten couples buy a diamond ring for their engagement.

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Picture 10Six out of every ten Americans live in areas that violate federal air quality standards.

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Picture 11Six out of every ten U.S. smokers started smoking before age 14. Nine of every ten smokers became addicted before reaching age 19.

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Picture 12A record six out of every ten is [sic] families own their own homes, according to figures just released by the Federal Rev Board. [ed. Note: this is from a newspaper from 1960!]

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Picture 13Only six out of every ten"¦ children will graduate from high school in New York "“ the third highest dropout rate in America.

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Picture 14A study of US workers has revealed that six out of every ten employees surveyed stole company data upon leaving their job in the last year.

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