Strange Interesting Facts and Statistics
It rains more often in London, England, on a Thursday than any other day of the week.
During the Christmas buying season, Visa cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the U.S.
In the USA - more toilets flush at the half time of the Super Bowl than at any other time of the year.
Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular party day of the year — surpassing New Year's Eve. It is also the slowest weekend for weddings.
Super Bowl Monday sales of antacids increase by more than 20% over other Mondays.
Dominos Pizza sales typically double on Super Bowl Sunday.
Last year Americans ate more than 8.5 million pounds of tortilla chips on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Earth experiences 50,000 earthquakes a year.
A United Parcel Service delivery person typically makes up to 300 pickups or deliveries a day. That compares to someone doing 600 sets of step aerobics a day.
68% of Americans who view computer commercials on TV that advertise a processor, such as the Pentium III, believe it speeds up your Internet connections. However, a modem does that.
By 1995 8 million U.S. households had computers with CD-ROM drives, a 1600% increase over 1990.
The chance of contracting an infection during a hospital stay in the USA is 1 in 15.
Most deaths in a hospital are between the times of 4pm and 6pm, the time when the human body is at its weakest.
In the US, the error rate for doctors prescribing the wrong medicine for their patient's ailment is 12%.
There are 10 doctors in the U.S. with the last name of 'Nurse'.
The standard escalator moves 120 feet per minute.
Nine out of 10 Americans tell pollsters they have NEVER had a professional massage.
During the heating months of winter, the relative humidity of the average American home is 13% nearly twice as dry as the Sahara Desert.
Pennies, plural, have value to most Americans. A penny, singular, does not. Almost half of Americans say they would not bother to bend over to pick up a penny on the street, but more than half of us report having stashes of pennies laying around the house.
Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.
21% of us don't make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.
Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear.
67.5% of men wear briefs.
85% of women wear the wrong bra size.
3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
13% of us admit to occasionally doing our offspring's homework.
50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods.
90% believe in divine retribution.
10% believe in the 10 Commandments.(Only 10%?!)
82% believe in an afterlife.
45% believe in ghosts.
13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.
29% of us are virgins when we marry.
58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
Over 50% believe in spanking - but only a child over 2 years old.
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
35% give to charity at least once a month.
69% eat the cake before the frosting.
When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
85% of us will eat Spam this year.
70% of us drink orange juice daily.
Snickers is the most popular candy.
22% of us skip lunch daily.
9% of us skip breakfast daily.
66% of us eat cereal regularly.
22% of all restaurant meals include French fries.
14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.
Only 13% brush our teeth from side to side.
45% use mouthwash every day.