1. ## The useless statistics thread

The real fun is that you never really know to what point statistics are made up

• 90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right. : I'd have to check that one

• Men do 29% of the laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
• Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
• The foot absorbs 4 times your bodyweight when you run.
• In a survey, it was discovered that married men change their underwear twice as often as single men
• Your fingernails grow four times as fast as your toenails. (that sort of makes sense)
• Most tropical marine fish could survive in a tank of human blood.
• Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin and hair. - you'd really have to define the environnement for that one-

• 14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.

2.  Women shoplift more than men  the statistics are four to one.
 You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.

Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE!
• 14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
That's the interesting point, here, which of these stats are believable, and are we wrong by thinking that they are. You wouldn't believe the number of fake stats in college papers

3. - House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.
- Your odds of being killed in a tornado are 1 in 2 million.
- The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.

4. It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics. - George Bernard Shaw

5.  Odds of being killed by falling out of bed: one in 2,000,000.
 Odds of being killed in a car crash: one in 5,000.
 Odds of being murdered: one in 20,000.
 Odds of dying in the bathtub: one in 1,000,000.

6. -Every second there are 100 to 125 flashes of lightening somewhere on earth.

- On average you'll spend five years of your life eating.

- In 1992 , 5840 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with "pillow related injuries."

- A four year old child asks about 437 questions a day.

- You'll take about 23,000 breaths today.

7. The chance of a human being being you is now 1 in 6.798 billions

8. I don't know the scientific or statistical sources of any of these things, but they're useless statistics anyway

- You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.
- It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
- Chances of winning the Dutch national lottery are 0,00000016, that is only 0,00000016 higher then winning the same amount of money by flushing the money originally spend on the ticket down the toilet.

Originally Posted by EcK
• In a survey, it was discovered that married men change their underwear twice as often as single men
Married men change their underware twice a week? Gosh!

9. - Maine is the only State whose name is just one syllable.
- There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
- In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
- Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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