Statistical Summer Saturday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


A day for fasab factoid fans.

Here is a selection of statistics and odd facts that I hope you find interesting. 



If she were life-size Barbie’s measurements would be 39-23-33


Coca-cola was originally green


The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters


The first novel ever written on a typewriter was “Tom Sawyer”


Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor in America when you can’t drink and drive?


There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year


Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR


It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs


Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?


Men get hiccups more often than women


Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better


The chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where he/she grew up are 1 in 2.


The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class was $440,000


The city with the most Rolls Royces per capita is Hong Kong


The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska


How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?


The chances of a white Christmas in New York are 1 in 4


The portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April is 1/12


28 percent of Africa is wilderness


38 percent of North America is wilderness


An estimated 44 percent of American adults go on a diet each year


43 percent of Americans regularly attend religious services


The city with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists is Washington DC


80 percent of American men say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again


50 percent of American women say they would marry the same man


58 percent of men say they are happier after their divorce or separation


85 percent of women say they are happier


Hallmark makes cards for 105 different familial relationships


The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour is 61,000


70 percent of Americans have visited Disneyland or Disney World


The average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches


1/3 of all ice cream sold is vanilla


1/3 of potatoes sold are French-fried


7 percent of Americans eat at McDonalds each day


90 percent of bird species are monogamous


3 percent of mammal species are monogamous


Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?


If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?





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