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Amazing Facts about Americans

This is a list of amazing facts about Americans, America and the USA in general.

  1. Only 30% can flare their nostrils.
  2. 21% don’t make their bed daily. 5% 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. 67.5% of men were tightie whities (briefs).
  6. 3 out of 4 store their dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
  7. 13% admit to occassionally doing their offspring’s homework.
  8. 91% lie regularly.
  9. 27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
  10. 29% admit they’ve intentionally stolen something from a store.
  11. 50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods.
  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% claim to have seen a ghost.
  17. 57% have had deja vu.
  18. 49% believe in ESP.
  19. 13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.
  20. 58.4% have called into work sick when we weren’t.
  21. 10% switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
  22. Over 50% believe in spanking – but only a child over 2 years old.
  23. 35% give to charity at least once a month.
  24. How far would you go for $10 million? 25% would abandon their friends, family, and church. 7% would murder.
  25. 69% eat the cake before the frosting.
  26. When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
  27. 85% will eat Spam this year.
  28. 70% drink orange juice daily.
  29. Snickers is the most popular candy.
  30. 22% skip lunch daily.
  31. 9% skip breakfast daily.
  32. 66% eat cereal regularly.
  33. 22% of all restaurant meals include french fries.
  34. 14% eat the watermelon seeds.
  35. Only 13% brush their teeth from side to side.
  36. 45% use mouthwash every day.
  37. 22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
  38. The typical shower is 101 degrees F.
  39. Nearly 1/3 of U.S. women colour their hair.
  40. 9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.
  41. 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
  42. 58% of women paint their nails regularly.
  43. 33% of women lie about their weight.
  44. 44% have broken a bone.
  45. Only 30% know their cholesterol level.
  46. 4% have attended a self-help meeting.
  47. 15% regularly go to a shrink.
  48. 78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home.
  49. 30% refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.
  50. 54.2% always wash their hands after using the toilet.
  51. 39% peek in their host’s bathroom cabinet. 17% have been caught by the host.
  52. 29% ignore RSVP.
  53. 71.6% eavesdrop.
  54. 22% are functionally illiterate.
  55. Less than 10% are trilingual.
  56. 37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.
  57. 53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
  58. 56% of women do the bills in a marriage.
  59. 2 out of 3 wouldn’t give up their spouse even for a night for a million U.S. dollars.
  60. 20% have played in a band at one time in their life.
  61. 40% 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% have forgotten their own wedding anniversary (mostly men).
  67. 59% say we’re average-looking.
  68. 90% depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
  69. 53% would take advice from Anne Landers.
  70. 51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
  71. On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.
  72. 20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.
  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. BING is more popular in the USA than it is in Europe
  78. 6% propose over the phone.
  79. 71% can drive a stick-shift car.
  80. 45% consistently follow the speed limit.
  81. 2/3 speed up at a yellow light.
  82. 1/3 don’t wear seat belts.
  83. 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
  84. 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.
  85. 25% drive after we’ve been drinking.
  86. 4 out of 5 sing in the car.
  87. Only a few will have read this list in total….

 

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