Though they were only five and three years old, Susan and Deborah Tripp, two sisters in the U.S. in 1829, weighed 205 and 124 pounds, respectively.
Results of a survey show that 76 percent of women make their bed every day, compared to 46 percent of men.
To pass U.S. Army basic training, young female recruits must do 17 pushups in two minutes. Males must do 40 pushups in two minutes.
Roughly 40 percent of the population of the under-developed world is under 15 years old.
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
Roughly a quarter of the world's people live in China.
Scientists at Oxford University's Imperial Cancer Research Fund found that people who eat fresh fruit daily had 24 percent fewer heart attacks and 32 percent fewer strokes.
Two out of three adults in the United States have hemorrhoids.
When a piece of glass cracks, the crack travels faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
When it comes to what really matters to travelers, the United States has the rest of the world beat when it comes to its toilets. Per a survey of 100 international travel writers, the United States has, by far, the best in the world. Western Europe may have the best castles and museums, but johns finished a distant second. Scandinavia, rated separately from Western Europe, placed third. China is where bathrooms are considered the absolute worst according to the surveyed travel writers. Almost as bad are those toilets in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was also voted the worst when it comes to toilet paper
While the average cost of air travel is about $60 per hour, using an airphone during that plane trip can cost as much as $160 per hour.
You're just as likely to die by falling out of bed then you are to get struck by lightning; each is a 1 in 2,000,000 chance. You have a 1 in 3,000,000 chance of being killed by a snake.
Zip code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
Retirement planning time: Adults spend an average of 16 times as many hours selecting clothes (145.6 hours a year) as they do on planning their retirement.
They call it puppy love: An American Animal Hospital Association poll showed that 33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away.
A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.
A 1991 Gallup survey indicated that 49 percent of Americans didn't know that white bread is made from wheat.
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 broken clock is right at least twice a day.
A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
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