Monday, October 13, 2008


Almost half of all grocery store purchases are not planned

The average American switches jobs every 13 years, and changes their entire career 5 times in their working life (1 in 4 Americans surveyed last year said they wish they could fire their boss)

Three most valuable brand names in the world: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, Budweiser

Barbie's real-life measurements:
Height: 7 feet
Bra size: 39FF
Waist: 18 inches
Shoe size: 5

Chance that the victim was white if the murderer is sentenced to death in the U.S.: over 80% (50% of all murder victims in the U.S. are white)

Largest importer of goods made in China: Wal-Mart

Two most frequently sold items in U.S. grocery stores: Breakfast cereal and soda

The average human has flatulence 14 times each day, including in their sleep

Most common human food allergies: cow's milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, shellfish

In Western society, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism

On average, deaf people have better driving records than hearing people

Today, 1 in 4 teachers in the U.S. uses an abstinence-only sex education curriculum, compared to 1 in 50 teachers twenty years ago

In horse racing, the favorite wins less than 30% of the time

Americans spend $630 million per year on golf balls

About 75% of the U.S. population lives on 2% of the land

A recent Gallup Poll found that 45% of Americans believe that God created humans in our present form within the last 10,000 years

In 1906, JJ Thomson won the Nobel Prize for physics after proving that electrons are particles -- 31 years later, his son, GP Thomson, was awarded the prize for demonstrating that electrons are waves (they were both correct)

In 1752, eleven days were lost from the year when the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar -- Londoners rioted for three days in protest

Teens are twice as likely to catch the common cold than are people age 50 and older

According to sales reports of adult toy shops, cherry is the favorite flavor of edible underwear in the U.S. while chocolate is the least popular

1 in 10 employees around the world have been with the same employer for 20 years or more

36% of U.S. households have at least one dog

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