Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

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.
– 67.5% 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.
– 58.4% 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.
– 46.5% 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.
– 54.2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet.
– 23.5% admit they don’t always flush.
– 45.2% pee in the shower.
– 44.9% pee in the ocean.
– 28.1% pee in the pool.
– 55.2% 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.
– 81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.
– 29% of us ignore RSVP.
– 71.6% 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 tinfoil.
– 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.
– 53% of us would take advice from Ann Landers.
– 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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