30 Interesting Statistics that Will Make You Blow Your Mind

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What does the world really look like? How do things really work? The truth is, there are a lot of things that we don’t know. We only know the surface of everything and we don’t see how everything works underneath. Here we found a compilation of some interesting statistics that may make you think and rethink life and the world around us.

Here is a collection of the best ones and some others we found across the web:

  • Southpaws die, on average, 13 years younger than right-handed people.

  • If the entire world participated in a single-elimination rock-paper-scissor tournament it would be over in 33 rounds.

  • Roughly 36% of fruit eaten in 1986 was oranges

  • In a room of 23 people there is a 50% chance two of them have the same birthday. In a room of 72 it's almost certain.

  • 75% of English people around have some relation to William the conqueror

  • 90% of the world population, past and current, will die within 200 miles of where they were born.

  • More people live in Tokyo than in Canada.

  • India has over 50 million monkeys

  • Over the past century, "Michael" has been the most popular male baby name 44 times.

  • Over a thousand nuclear bombs have been detonated in the United States, everywhere from Alaska to Nevada to the East Coast.

  • In the U.S., 1,700 people become millionaires every day.

  • Vending machines kill more people than sharks.

  • Coconuts kill over 150 people each year, more than sharks

  • You're more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

  • Sharks have been around longer than trees

  • 90% of letters are spam

  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV

  • McDonald's sells 75 burgers per second.

  • The average American generates nearly 4.5 pounds of trash each day.

  • The global rate for washing hands after using the toilet is under 20 percent.

  • The average person goes to the toilet 6 times a day

  • There are more chickens than people

  • On an average day, only 19 percent of American men do housework—as compared to 49 percent of American women.

  • One-third of adults still sleep with a comfort object.

  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

  • Cats spend 66% of their life asleep

  • Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day

  • Einstein slept 10 hours a night

  • Gorillas sleep 14 hours a day

  • An average person will spend 25 years asleep