Percentages, Averages & Numbers
AROUND THE HOUSE
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 were tightie whities.
The average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was
85% of women wear the wrong bra size.
50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to
avoid the high prices of snack foods.
81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.
69% eat the cake before the frosting.
When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the
Snickers is the most popular candy.
22% of us skip lunch daily.
85% of us will eat Spam this year.
70% of us drink orange juice 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.
HYGIENE & HEALTH
22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
Only 13% brush our teeth from side to side.
Nearly 1/3 of U.S. women color their hair.
53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
58% of women paint their nails regularly.
33% of women lie about their weight.
45% use mouthwash every day.
The typical shower is 101 degrees F.
9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.
4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids.
The average girl starts her period at age 12.
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.
62% of us pop our zits.
33% of women lie about their weight.
45.2% pee in the shower.
44.9% pee in the ocean.
28.1% pee in the pool.
46.5% of men say they ALWAYS put the seat down after
they've used the toilet, yet women claim to ALWAYS find it up.
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.
55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while
they're sing the toilet.
4 out of 5 sing in the car.
12% of men never use their car blinkers.
45% of us consistantly follow the speed limit.
2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
1/3 of us don't wear seat belts.
71% can drive a stick-shift car.
44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.
25% of us drive after we've been drinking.
WHAT WE SHOULDN'T BE DOING
13% of us admit to occassionally doing our offspring's homework.
91% of us lie regularly.
58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store.
13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.
10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
How far would you go for $10 million? 25% would abandon their
friends, family, and church. 7% would murder.
39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet.
17% have been caught by the host.
29% of us ignore RSVP.
71.6% of us eavesdrop.
90% believe in divine retribution.
10% believe in the 10 Commandments.
82% believe in an afterlife.
45% believe in ghosts.
10% of us claim to have seen a ghost.
49% believe in ESP.
57% have had deja vu.
90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
53% read their horoscopes regularly.
16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men).
59% of us say we're average-looking.
Less than 10% are trilingual.
22% are functionally illiterate.
37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.
53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
44% reuse tinfoil.
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.
Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.
20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life.
40% of us have had music lessons.
Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves
The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
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% of us would take advice from Anne 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.
3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order
with singles leading up to higher denominations.
Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand.
1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
6% propose over the phone.
29% of us are virgins when we marry.
Over 50% believe in spanking - but only a child over 2 years old.
35% give to charity at least once a month.
Pennies are not legal tender in amounts over twenty-five, unless
the recipient agrees to accept them. In other words, if a debtor
owes you more than twenty-five cents and spitefully tries to pay
you in pennies, you can legally refuse to accept them, without
affecting the debt.
Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne
cork than by a poisonous spider?
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
On average, a woman will speak 7000 words over the course of a
day while a man will only speak 2000 words in the same period of
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air
The world's three richest people have assets that exceed the
combined wealth of the 48 least developed countries, according to
a recent United Nations report on global inequality.
A car is stolen every 30 seconds in the United States.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
Estimated % of American adults who go on diet each year: 44%
Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years.
Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
Average number of days a West German goes without washing
his underwear: 7
Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36%
Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious
City with highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists:
Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same
woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same
Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce
or separation: 58%
Percentage of women who say they are happier after their divorce
or separation: 85%
Number of different family relationships for which Hallmark
makes cards: 105
One third of U.S. convicts in prison were drunk at the time of
Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
In 1996 Mexico had an estimated population of 95,772,462.
Population density in the mid-1990s averaged 49 persons per
sq. km. (114 per sq. mile).
Portion of potatoes sold that are French fried: 1/3
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 120 m.p.h.
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're
still sitting on it. (Who studied this?)
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
No one knows why, but 90 percent of women who walk into a
department store immediately turn to the right.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you
have $1.19 You also have the largest amount of money in coins
without being able to make change for a dollar.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
By 1990 we spent as much on computers as we did for 200 years on
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile
services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not
re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set
has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonald's each day: 7
Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90%
Percentage of mammal species that are: 3%
Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary
schools are above national average: 50%
Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7.
Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where they
grew up: 1 in 2
Amount American Airlines saved in '87 by taking out 1 olive from
each salad served in first class: $40,000
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than
left-handed people do.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more