Some Statistics about us 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 tightie whities (briefs). * 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 occasionally 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. * How far would you go for $10 million? 25% would abandon their friends, family, and religion. 7% would murder. * 69% eat the cake before the frosting. * When nobody else is around, 47% drink 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 US 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. (Only 33%?) * 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. * 45.2% pee in the shower. * 44.9% pee in the ocean. * 28.1% pee in the pool. * 55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're sitting on 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 least 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). * 59% of us say we're average-looking. * Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful. * 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us. * 53% of us would take advice from Ann 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 consistently 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. * 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them. * 25% of us drive after we've been drinking. * 4 out of 5 sing in the car.
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