Statistics You Need To Know (But Probably Don’t Want To Know)

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1. skrolls

80% of all Russian males born in the year 1923 didn’t live past the year 1945.

2. Chris-P

There are more empty houses in the US than there are homeless people.

3. Kill_That_Noise

1 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer.

4. found_Jimmy_hoffa

More American soldiers die from suicide than from fighting in combat.

5. daisyink

There are 35-50 active serial killers in the United States at any given moment.

6. banjo_07

There is essentially a 3rd world country in the middle of America. Allen, South Dakota is the poorest town in America–the median income for a family in Allen is less than $4,000 per year. It is part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where a population of between 28,000-40,000 almost exclusively have no electricity, telephone lines, running water, sewage, etc. Infant mortality is 5x the national average, and life expectancy is among the shortest for any group IN THE ENTIRE WESTERN HEMISPHERE (for males it is only 48 years.) Additionally, the population of over 28,000 is unable to support even a single bank or store, so the economy is literally nonexistent. It’s a very sad situation, I drove through there this summer. It was honestly a life changing experience for me to see this in the middle of the United States.

7. kayemess

The average North Korean is 3-8 inches shorter than the average South Korean.

8. megitator

The world population has doubled since 1960.

9. Supernemon

The prevalence of nose-picking- “A 1995 study into nose-picking, requesting information from 1,000 randomly selected adults, gathered 254 responses. It defined nose-picking as “the insertion of a finger (or other object) into the nose with the intention of removing dried nasal secretions”. Of those who responded, 91% said they were current nose-pickers (but only 75% of these believed everyone did it) and two people claimed to spend between 15 and 30 minutes and between one and two hours a day picking their noses.”

10. Irish_Subotai

Breast cancer is responsible for the death of 300 men every year.

11. mckulty

About 60-70% of human conceptions abort spontaneously.

12. Kyle-Overstreet

In Oakland, CA the number of black teenagers heading to a 4-year university barely outweighed the number of black teenagers who were shot.

13. promptx

The US spends $660 billion a year on the military. The total the US has spent on NASA in its 55 year history is$526 billion.


Florida has a higher public masturbation rate than all other states combined.

15. mindcrazedbanjo

The amount of American dollars spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars could have paid for solar panels on the roof of every house in America saving Americans billions in energy costs and help towards saving the planet.

16. OSUphd614

More people were killed since 9/11 by switching from flying to driving than were ever killed in the original attack.

17. LunaBluejay

In India, a woman is raped every 20 minutes. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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