To whomever ended up here after searching Google for “facts about illiteracy,” I am deeply sorry. This post is of no help to you, whatsoever.
If you ended up here after searching for “tetherball nazis,” you pretty much get what you deserve.
Also, if anyone has any sites about urban history, city planning, etc. that you think would be a good addition to the links section, send them to thecitydesk-at-gmail.com.