Thursday, May 14, 2009

High School all over again: Statistics

But I make it cooler;)

Interesting Statistics

Deaths & Accidents:
Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people.

The number of people who die each day because of medical errors—physician mistakes, hospital-related illness, and reactions to FDA-approved medications—is the equivalent of six jumbo jets falling out of the sky. More Americans are dying each year at the hands of medicine than all American casualties in WWI and the Civil War combined.

1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

More than 90% of shark attack victims survive.

Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death.

Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured.

The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally.

According to a study by the nation's largest auto insurer, most accidents occur between 3 and 6 p.m. on Friday.

Moving, or not:
On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime.

In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.

The average person changes their career every 13 years.

According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year.

In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour.

On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving.

In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times.

Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light.

2/3 of people speed up at a yellow light; 1/3 of people don't wear seatbelts.

On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation.

An average driver spends approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes kissing in their car in a lifetime.

Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes of driving.

Love, or not:
In America, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce.

Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds.

Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse.

In the United States, more than 4.2 million couples live together that are not married.

53% of women in America would dump their boyfriend if they did not get them anything for Valentine's Day.

Approximately 3% of people will give a Valentine's Day gift to their pets.

Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA.

70% of men would rather play the latest hot game than have sex with their partner

Babies and Children:
Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old.

Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper.

An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week.

Every three seconds, a new baby is born.

Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date.

Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old.

One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section.

Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic.

The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia.

Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.

A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.

Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.

Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.

Money related:
100% of lottery winners gain weight

27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras.

Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.

The world's 350+ billionaires have more assets than the combined assets of the bottom 45% of the world's population.

The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes.

Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food.

People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes.

The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.

The typical U.S. family will spend $7,000 in the first year of their child's life.

Food and drink:
Americans eat, on average, 18 acres of pizza each day.

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.

Coffee drinkers, on average, lead more active sex lives

Over $7 billion a year is spent on chocolates by consumers.

Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie

47% of people drink straight from the carton when nobody is around.

The average life span of a taste bud is 10 days

By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.

Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute.

The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes.

On average, an American makes three pounds of garbage in a day.

Approximately 40% of the states in the U.S. have severe, or extreme pollution problems.

A person uses approximately, fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.

In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip.

Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage.

Research has indicated that indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.

More people pee in the shower (45.2%) than in the ocean (44.9%)

Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened.

44,000 lightning storms occur every day throughout the world. Lightning strikes the earth 6000 times a minute. Since your last breath, lightning has struck 100 times.

Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked.

45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star.

The most collect calls are made on Father's Day.
(OH My Had to laugh at that 1!)

93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women.

Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores.

Common pesticides such as roach, termite and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.

Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.

Warfarin is a popular anti-coagulant but also a very popular form of rat poison.

Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton.

Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world.

6% of all lost remote controls are found in the fridge.

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