Trivia of the Day for Friday

Some Statistics about us Americans. Did you know that…

  • 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.
  • 5% of men wear tightie whities (briefs).
  • The average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B.
  • 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.
  • 91% of us lie regularly.
  • 27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
  • 29% admit they’ve intentionally stolen something from a store.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4% have called into work sick when we weren’t.
  • 10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
  • Over 50% believe in spanking – but only a child over 2 years old.
  • 35% give to charity at least once a month.
  • How far would you go for $10 million? 25% would abandon their friends, family, and religion. 7% would murder.
  • 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.
  • 22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
  • The typical shower is 101 degrees F.
  • Nearly 1/3 of US women color their hair.
  • 9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.
  • 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
  • 58% of women paint their nails regularly.
  • 62% of us pop our zits.
  • 33% of women lie about their weight. (Only 33%?)
  • 10% of us claim to have seen a ghost.
  • 57% have had deja vu.
  • 49% believe in ESP.
  • 4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids.
  • The average girl starts her period at age 12.
  • 44% have broken a bone.
  • Only 30% of us know our cholesterol level.
  • 14% have attended a self-help meeting.
  • 15% regularly go to a shrink.
  • 78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home.
  • 5% of men say they ALWAYS put the seat down after they’ve used the toilet, yet women claim to AWAYS find it up.
  • 30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.
  • 2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet.
  • 5% admit they don’t always flush.
  • 2% pee in the shower.
  • 9% pee in the ocean.
  • 1% pee in the pool.
  • 2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they’re using the toilet.
  • 39% of us peek in our host’s bathroom cabinet.
  • 17% have been caught by the host.
  • 3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.
  • 29% of us ignore RSVP.
  • 6% of us eavesdrop.
  • 22% are functionally illiterate.
  • Less than 10% are trilingual.
  • 56% of women do the bills in a marriage.
  • 2 out of 3 of us wouldn’t give up our spouse even for a night for a million bucks.
  • 20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life.
  • 40% of us have had music lessons.
  • 44% reuse aluminum foil.
  • 57% save pretty gift paper to reuse.
  • 66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch.
  • 53% read their horoscopes regularly.
  • 16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men).
  • 59% of us say we’re average-looking.
  • Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful.
  • 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
  • 28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.
  • 51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
  • On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.
  • 20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.
  • 2 out of 5 have married their first love.
  • The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
  • Only 4% asked the parents’ approval for their bride’s hand.
  • 1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
  • 6% propose over the phone.
  • 71% can drive a stick-shift car.
  • 45% of us consistently follow the speed limit.
  • 2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
  • 1/3 of us don’t wear seat belts.
  • 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
  • 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.
  • 25% of us drive after we’ve been drinking.
  • 4 out of 5 sing in the car.

 

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One response to “Trivia of the Day for Friday

  1. Bob Thompa

    Some of these numbers are a little alarming.
    Only 2% regularly wash their hands after going to the bathroom?
    29% admit to have stolen from a store?
    25% admit to drunk-driving!?
    Yeesh…

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