By the numbers

Funny Money Friday: By the numbers…

Recently, researchers and pollsters have revealed the following dollar figures…

$2 million

Taxes Colorado collected on the sale of recreational marijuana in January. That’s according to a pro-marijuana PR company called Verde Media Group, which crunched the numbers. Earlier in the month, it launched something called the Marijuana Pot-Cast. I got better things to do than listen to others talk about getting high, but if you want to listen, do it here.

$4,183

Average cost of an American couple’s honeymoon. “When it comes to the priciest honeymoons, however, the numbers are far higher,” luxury travel site Jetsetter.com says, “reaching $11,905 domestically and $23,000 internationally.”

$3,116

The average federal tax refund this year. That’s up 4.2 percent from last year. Capital One found that “Most Americans (80 percent) expect to get a refund and more than half of those (52 percent) plan to spend the majority of their refund.” Morons. They just lent Uncle Sam thousands of dollars interest-free.

$103

What the average American spends on a wedding present. But “44 percent believe a smaller gift is appropriate at a destination wedding,” says a survey by travel website Expedia.

$7.96

Average cost of a movie ticket in the first three months of 2014. “The average cost of a movie ticket fell 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014, to $7.96, compared to a hefty $8.35 in the prior quarter,” declares the National Association of Theater Owners.

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