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Facts About Americans - Did You Know That...

Facts about Americans. Did you know that;
  • Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils
  • 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 wear briefs (as opposed to boxers)
  • The average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B
  • 85% of women wear the wrong bra size
  • 3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations
  • 13% of us admit to occassionally doing our offspring's homework
  • 91% of us 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
  • 90% believe in divine retribution
  • 10% believe in the 10 Commandments
  • 82% believe in an afterlife
  • 45% believe in ghosts
  • 13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail
  • 29% of us are virgins when we marry
  • 58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't
  • 10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item
  • Over 50% believe in spanking---but only a child over 2 years old
  • 35% give to charity at least once a month
  • When asked "How far would you go for $10 million?" 25% would abandon their friends, family, and church, 7% would murder
  • 69% eat the cake before the frosting
  • When nobody else is around, 47% drink milk straight from the carton
  • 85% of us will eat Spam this year
  • 70% of us drink orange juice daily
  • Snickers is the most popular candy
  • 22% of us skip lunch 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
  • Only 13% brush our 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
  • 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
  • 62% of us pop our zits
  • 33% of women lie about their weight
  • 10% of us claim to have seen a ghost
  • 57% have had deja vu
  • 49% believe in ESP
  • 4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids
  • The average girl starts her period at age 12
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're using the toilet
  • 39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet. 17% have been caught by the host.
  • 81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants
  • 29% of us ignore RSVP
  • 71.6% of us eavesdrop
  • 22% are functionally illiterate
  • Less than 10% are trilingual
  • 37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR
  • 53% prefer ATM machines over tellers
  • 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
  • 20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life
  • 40% of us have had music lessons
  • 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 credit for doing it from scratch
  • 53% read their horoscopes regularly
  • 16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men)
  • 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us
  • 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
  • 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
  • 71% can drive a stick-shift car
  • 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
  • 12% of men never use their car blinkers

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