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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

All American Statistics

All American Statistics

Stats on American Habits

*Only 30% of Americans can flare their nostrils.
*21% of Americans don't make their bed daily.
*5% of Americans 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.
*67.5% of men were tightie whities (briefs).
*3 out of 4 of Americans store their dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.

Lie Cheat Steal Stats

*13% of Americans admit to occasionally doing their offspring's homework.
*91% of Americans 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.
*10% of Americans switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
*58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
*33% of women lie about their weight.

Stats on American Spirituality

*90% believe in divine retribution.
*10% believe in the 10 Commandments.
*82% believe in an afterlife.
*45% believe in ghosts.
*53% read their horoscopes regularly.
*13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.Over 50% believe in spanking - but only a child over 2 years old.
*35% give to charity at least once a month.
*10% of Americans claim to have seen a ghost.57% have had deja vu.49% believe in ESP.

Food and Eating Stats

*69% eat the cake before the frosting.
*When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
*85% of Americans will eat Spam this year.
*70% of Americans drink orange juice daily.
*Snickers is the most popular candy.
*22% of Americans skip lunch daily.
*9% of Americans skip breakfast daily.
*66% of Americans eat cereal regularly.
*22% of all restaurant meals include French fries.
*14% of Americans eat the watermelon seeds.

Hygiene Stats

*13% brush their 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.
*54.2% of Americans always wash their hands after using the toilet.

Life Death and Health Stats

*Only 30% of Americans know their 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.

Financial Stats

*53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
*56% of women do the bills in a marriage.
*2 out of 3 of Americans wouldn't give up their spouse even for a night for a million U.S. dollars.

Recycling Stats

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 creditfor doing it from scratch.

Vanity Stats

*59% of Americans say we're average-looking.
*Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful.
*53% of Americans would take advice from Anne Landers.
*Nearly 1/3 of U.S. 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.

Holiday Stats

*51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
*On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.

Love and Marriage Stats

*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.
*16% of Americans have forgotten their own wedding anniversary (mostly men).

Traffic and Driving Stats

*71% can drive a stick-shift car.
*45% of Americans consistently follow the speed limit.
*2/3 of Americans speed up at a yellow light.
*1/3 of Americans 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 Americans drive after they've been drinking.
*4 out of 5 sing in the car.

Other Stats

*90% of Americans depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
*20% of Americans have played in a band at one time in their life.
*40% of Americans have had music lessons.
*30% of Americans refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.
*39% of Americans peek in their host's bathroom cabinet.
*17% have been caught by the host.
*29% of Americans ignore RSVP.
*71.6% of Americans eavesdrop.
*22% are functionally illiterate.
*Less than 10% are trilingual.
*37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.
*44% have broken a bone.

How far would an American go for $10 million?

*25% would abandon their friends, family, and church.
*7% would murder.