Tuesday, June 10, 2008


In the United States, 40% of all births are to first-time mothers -- 32% of U.S. births are second-born children, 17% are third-born, and 11% are fourth or more

According to a 2005 survey, nearly half of adult Brits claim to have had sex in public

On average, the lifespan of a U.S. dollar bill is 18 months

The average car produces a pound of pollution per 25 miles

A human eyelash lives about 5 months before falling out and being replaced

Each human eyebrow, on average, is comprised of 550 individual hairs

The six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, English, French, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish

It is illegal to burp or sneeze in a church in the state of Nebraska

The wingspan of the Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight

As of 2006, 1 in 8 Americans demonstrated signs of addiction to the Internet

Cranberry Jell-O is the only flavor that contains real fruit

You inhale about 700,000 dead skin flakes each day

In the United States, 6 people turn 17 years of age every minute, which is 1,440 each day and 525,600 every year

More than half of all residents of Kenya are under 15 years of age

80% of sudden heart attacks occur in the home

Globally, more than 340 million people a year contract a sexually transmitted disease

Women smokers average twice as many sex partners in their lifetime than women who do not smoke

According to a 1996 study, homophobic men show a higher arousal rate when shown gay porn than do men with ambivalent feelings regarding male homosexuality

Of the five senses, smell is most linked to memory

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego, California

The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood

When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch

Today, 81% of women aged 40-44 are mothers -- in 1976, 90% of women in that age group were moms

About 4 million women in the U.S. will give birth this year -- about 415,000 will be teens between 15 and 19 years of age, and more than 100,00 will be over 40 years of age

The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria on its surface than a toilet seat

All humans are 99% genetically identical

Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants

Less than 10% of criminals commit 67% of crimes in the United States

Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree

A men's facial hair grows fastest when he anticipates sex

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