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2014 Almanac and Book of Facts now available

WASHINGTON (WKZO) -- The 2014 World Almanac and Book of Facts is now available. The annual publicaiton is no small thing to compile. Senior Editor Sarah Janssen says that staff has to comb through an entire year's worth of events and condense them into a list of the most significant, while updating information that might have changed in the past 12 months, as well.

This year's almanac does go over the news of what was 2013 in the form of a top ten events list. Janssen says that list includes such news items as the NSA leaks, Supreme Court decisions, the march toward legal same sex marriage, and the federal government shutdown.

Then there's the off the wall news stories. Janssen's favorite is a Boston train station that reduced bicycle thefts by stationing two lifesize cutouts of police officers at the bike racks. She tells us the two scarecrows actually worked.

The 2014 World Almanac and Book of Facts is currently available on Amazon.