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1. Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.

2. 21% of us don't make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.
3. Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
4. 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.

5. 13% of us admit to occasionally doing our offspring's homework.
6. 27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
7. 29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store.
8. 10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
9. 58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
10. 50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods.
11. 91% of us lie regularly.

12. 90% believe in divine retribution.
13. 10% believe in the 10 Commandments.
14. 82% believe in an afterlife.
15. 45% believe in ghosts.
16. 10% of us claim to have seen a ghost.
17. 49% believe in ESP.
18. 57% have had deja vu.

19. 13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.

20. 29% of us are virgins when we marry.

21. 69% eat the cake before the frosting.
22. 70% of us drink orange juice daily.
23. When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
24. 85% of us will eat Spam this year.
25. 9% of us skip breakfast daily.
26. 66% of us eat cereal regularly.
27. 22% of all restaurant meals include French fries.
28. 14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.

29. 13% brush our teeth from side to side.
30. 22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
31. 45% use mouthwash every day.

32. The typical shower is 101 degrees F.

33. Nearly 1/3 of US women color their hair.
34. 9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.
35. 58% of women paint their nails regularly.
36. 33% of women lie about their weight.
37. 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.

38. 62% of us pop our zits.

39. 53% of us would take advice from Ann Landers.
40. 20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.
41. 14% have attended a self-help meeting.
42. 15% regularly go to a shrink.

43. 78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home.

44. 30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.
45. 54.2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet.
46. 23.5% admit they don't always flush.
47. 45.2% pee in the shower.
48. 44.9% pee in the ocean.
49. 28.1% pee in the pool.
50. 55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're sitting on the toilet.
51. 39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet.
52. 17% have been caught by the host.

53. 71.6% of us eavesdrop.

54. 22% are functionally illiterate.
55. 37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.

56. 53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
57. 56% of women do the bills in a marriage.

58. 2 out of 3 of us wouldn't give up our spouse even for a night for a million bucks.
59. For $10 million, 25% would abandon their friends, family, and religion. 7% would murder.

60. 20% of us have played in a band at least one time in our life.
61. 40% of us have had music lessons.

62. 44% reuse tinfoil.
63. 57% save pretty gift paper to reuse.

64. 66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch.

65. 53% read their horoscopes regularly.

66. 16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (including both of my parents almost every year).

67. 59% of us say we're average-looking.
68. Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful.

69. 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.

70. 28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.

71. 51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
72. On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.

73. 2 out of 5 have married their first love.
74. The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
75. Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand.
76. 1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
77. 6% propose over the phone.

78. 71% can drive a stick-shift car.
79. 45% of us claim to consistently follow the speed limit.
80. 2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
81. 1/3 of us don't wear seat belts.
82. 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
83. 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.
84. 25% of us drive after we've been drinking.
85. 4 out of 5 sing in the car.

If you didn't notice, the statistics that belong in the same category are grouped together.

And yes, I did mean to group people that visit shrinks with people that would listen to Ann Landers and people whose parents are their best friends.