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Calendar >  Still More & More Trivia Of The World – #16

Still More & More Trivia Of The World – #16

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TR Robertson — More fun facts, statistics and bits of trivia to amuse and astound you and to get you ready for Trivia Night at your local brewery or to get you qualified to be on “The Weakest Link” T.V. show. I have been told many of you are printing these out and keeping them for family trivia contests. Good idea for those of you that are doing this. Here are some more to add to your trivia knowledge.

  • A group of porcupines is called a prickle.
  • A pangram is a sentence in which every letter in the alphabet is used.
  • The most frequently landed-upon property in a Monopoly game is Illinois Ave.
  • Hawaii and California are the only two states in the U.S. that grow coffee commercially.
  • 71% of Americans say they know how to drive a stick-shift car.
  • 45% of Americans say they drive the posted speed limit.
  • 2/3 of all drivers speed up at a yellow light.
  • 22% say they leave globs of toothpaste in the sink.
  • 1/3 of American women say they color their hair.
  • 9% of women and 8% of men say they have had cosmetic surgery.
  • 53% of women say they will not leave the house without putting on makeup.
  • 58% of women say they paint their nails regularly
  • 33% of women say they lie about their weight.
  • 57% of Americans say they have had déjà vu.
  • 49% say they believe in ESP.
  • Only 30% of Americans say they know their cholesterol level.
  • 14% say they have attended a self-help meeting.
  • 54% say they wash their hands after using the toilet (I bet that has gone up significantly)
  • It takes an average person 15 to 20 minutes to walk once around the Pentagon.
  • In the 19th century, the average life span of a London resident was 27 years, for members of the working class it was 22 years.
  • The average IQ of most Americans is 100.
  • 12% of male drivers never use their car blinkers.
  • 44% of male drivers tailgate.
  • 4 out of 5 people sing in their car.
  • Every minute, 47 Bibles are sold or distribute throughout the world.
  • ¼ of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year.
  • The U.S. produces 19% of the world’s trash which includes 20 billion disposable diapers, 2 billion razors and 1.7 billion pens.
  • Every year in the U.S., 8,000 people injure themselves with a toothpick.
  • There are more television sets in the U.S. than people in Japan.
  • On a bingo card of ninety numbers, there are approximately 44 million ways to make B-I-N-G-O.
  • People living in mountain states in the U.S. eat more cookies that in other states with minimal mountains.
  • In Texas, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state’s highways and roads.
  • There are approximately 64 million cats in the U.S.
  • One in eight people in the world suffer chronic malnutrition.
  • Canada has more donut shops than any other country.
  • The most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives is the picture of Elvis Presley with President Nixon. Elvis had requested that Nixon make him an honorary drug enforcement agent and Nixon accommodated him.
  • Time lost in traffic costs American business up to $100 billion a year (could be more now)
  • According to NASA, the U.S. has the world’s most violent weather – yearly reporting 10,000 violent thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes and 5-10 hurricanes.
  • The number of births each year in India is greater than the entire population of Australia.
  • Li is the family name for over 87 million people in China.
  • Americans use more than 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.
  • A typical person swallows 295 times during dinner.
  • France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
  • The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day.
  • One college survey found that a parent’s stress level at the time of conception is a major factor in determining a child’s sex. The child is usually the same sex as the less stressed parent.
  • On the average, an eyebrow contains 550 hairs.
  • Hawaii has the highest percentage of cremations of all other U.S. states with 60% preferring cremation.
  • The Japanese cremate 93% of their dead, Great Britain 67% and the U.S. 12%
  • 60% of American babies are named after close relatives.
  • 1 in 10 people in a poll said they will buy a new outfit, wear it one time and return the clothes.
  • 39% admitted to snooping in someone’s medicine cabinet when visiting a friend.
  • 71% of teachers surveyed say they purchase school materials for their classrooms.

There you go. More to ponder and see just how you would answer a similar survey question. Isn’t life full of mystery and question?

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