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2x4

A rough 2x4 is slightly less than 2 inches thick and approximately 4 inches wide.  The drying process and planing of the board reduce it to the finished 1.5x3.5 size.

18th

Paintbrushes were originally made with animal hair.  Up until the 18th century, each hair was hand-glued to the handle.

37%

Thirty-seven percent of homes in the United State are occupied by renters.

63

Sixty-three percent of homes in the United States are occupied by the owner.

1,050

Most Habitat For Humanity homes in the U.S.do not exceed 1,050 square feet of living space.

2018

In 2018, Habitat For Humanity helped more than 7 million people, and an additional 2.3 million gained the potential to improve their housing conditions through training and advocacy.

1908

In 1908, Mark Twain visited Bermuda’s Crystal Caves.

68.7

Bermuda’s average high temperature during the month of February is 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

2000

Habitat's 100,000th house was dedicated in New York City in September 2000.

14

14 of the 165 plants species found on Bermuda are endemic.

47%

Forty-seven percent of adults surveyed experience unstable or insecure housing situations at some point in their lives. 

2/3

  Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, is home to 2/3 of the country’s residents.

342

Habitat For Humanity built 342 homes in its first five years.

1907

In 1907, two teenagers discovered Bermuda’s Crystal Caves during a game of cricket.

36

The minimum recommended door width to allow persons with disabilities' to pass through is 36 inches.

$3.50

Twenty percent of Costa Ricans make less than $3.50 per day.

25%

Twenty-five percent of Costa Rica is made up of national parks and conservation areas.

350,000

Approximately 350,000 cruise ship passengers that visit Bermuda each year.

80

The height of all interior doors must be a minimum of 80 inches.

15th

Independence Day in Costa Rica is celebrated on September 15th.