Totally Useless - Vol. 3 : Even More Fun But Useless Information and Trivia That y
Overview - Here's just a few to the hundreds of trivia bits you'll find in this fun volume 3: Two out of three people sleep on their sides, and they're about equally divided as to WHICH side. Of the remainder, slightly more sleep on their stomachs than sleep on their backs. Read more...
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Here's just a few to the hundreds of trivia bits you'll find in this fun volume 3: Two out of three people sleep on their sides, and they're about equally divided as to WHICH side. Of the remainder, slightly more sleep on their stomachs than sleep on their backs. Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly. A survey finds that a quarter of all people who take a briefcase or something similar to work with them have got SOMETHING in it for self-defense. Paranormal experts say people reach the peak of their ability to see ghosts when they're 7 years old. Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes. In the U.S., reported sightings are most likely to occur in July, at 9 p.m. or 3 a.m. Someone within 200 miles of your town claims to have had direct contact with a monster, ghost or other unexplainable being. As many as nine out of ten people are right-handed, and the word for that side, "right," is derived from a variety of sources, all of which suggest strength. Left, on the other hand, comes from the Old English, lyft, for useless, weak. The average New York City household generates 6.2 pounds of garbage each day. Every day, between 12,000 and 14,000 tons of solid waste are disposed at the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, New York. The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs. As much as six percent of the world's population may experience sleep paralysis, the inability to move and speak for several minutes after awakening. Tide has 70 percent of the market share for detergent. Forty percent of the American population has never visited a dentist. A NUKE InterNETWORK poll found that 52 percent of Internet users have cut back on watching TV in order to spend more time online; 12 percent have cut back on seeing friends. 10 Percent of men are left-handed while only 8 percent of women are left-handed. Male or female, all left-handed people are "in their right mind." A 1997 Gallup poll found that about one in four American workers - 24 percent - said that if they could do so, they would fire their boss. A recent Gallup poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe they will go somewhere after death. A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy. About 24 percent of alcoholics die in accidents, falls, fires, and suicides. About 25 percent of all male Americans between the ages of ten and fifteen were "gainfully employed" at the turn of the century. By 1970, so few in that age bracket were employed that the U.S. Census Bureau did not bother to make inquiries about them. About 60 percent of all American babies are named after close relatives. August is the month when most babies are born. About 10 percent of the workforce in Egypt is under 12 years of age. Although laws protecting children are on the books, they are not well enforced, partly because many poverty-stricken parents feel forced to send their children out to help support the family. Most humans can guess someone's sex with 95 percent accuracy just by smelling their breath. Half of all men start to lose their hair by the time they turn 30. Everybody loses dozens of hairs a day - the key thing is whether or not they grow back. More than 40 percent of men wind up with significant hair loss. According to one U.S. study, about 25 percent of all adolescent and adult males never use deodorant. In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people nationally. One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year. In the famous Parker Brothers game "Monopoly," the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue. The B&O Railroad, Free Parking, Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue and the Reading Railroad follow this. And much more trivia...................................
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