The U.S government has ‘misplaced’ six thermonuclear warheads. They were either lost or stolen in transit and at this juncture, one of the largest nuclear superpowers in the world has no idea where they are.
You are more likely to be bitten by a stranger in New York City than by a shark anywhere else in the nation.You are more likely to be killed by a vending machine than by a shark.What we can learn from this is that strange vending machines in NYC should be avoided at all cost
The top 10% of drinkers account 60% of all alcohol consumed in the US. And they drink the equivalent of 74 drinks per week.So the entire alcoholic beverages industry is kept alive by severe alcoholics.
If you were to compress earth’s existence into a 24 hour day, life would first appear at 4am, plants would first appear at 10pm, dinosaurs from about 11pm-11:40pm, and humans emerge at 11:59pm.From Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”
There are more combinations in a 52 deck of cards than stars in the known universe.
That the Catholic Church hid a (now self) reported 8.4 child assaults per day for over 71 years.
1 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer by the time they’re 70.Edit. Google search actually says (multiple times) that “at least 2 in 3 will be diagnosed with skin cancer by 70″F*ck.
39% of the world’s population is overweight and that number is only getting “bigger”
That there are A LOT more empty homes in the US than there are homeless people.
That you can fit all the planets in our solar system between the Earth and the Moon and still have some room spare.Mind blown
Sharks predate trees by 100 million years…
In the US, you are more likely to be killed by a cow than you are to be killed by a coyote.
The most common cause of death for pregnant women is homicide
We are closer in time to the birth of Cleopatra than she was to the construction of the Great Pyramid
More first responders and survivors have now died due to 9/11 related illnesses than the number lost at Ground Zero on the day of the attack. The number will continue to rise because of the huge amount of health problems caused by the dust and smoke that everyone in the surrounding areas inhaled when/after the towers fell.
86% of British people live within 8 miles from where they were born.
One third of adults still sleep with a comfort object
More energy from the sun hits Earth every hour than the planet uses in a year.
Broccoli has more protein per calorie than a steak.
If you were born in 1923 in the Soviet Union as a male, you would have an 80% chance of dying in world war II.
According to the FBI, there are currently more than 25 active serial killers in the US
One in 4 people have had sex at work
It is estimated that bears kill over two million salmon a year. Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare.
20% of produce and fruit in the usa is never sold and is left to rot
There is more actual lemon in Lemon Pledge cleaner than there is in Country Time lemonade
There are approximately 78,000,000,000,000 000,000 atoms in a grain of sand.
Men are about 7 times more as successful at suicide than women.
As many as 95 percent of millennials are “not saving adequately” for retirement
Statistics show that men have about a one in two chance of developing cancer during their lifetime, while women have a one in three chance.
60% of people with Bipolar disorder are unemployed
One in seven Americans receives food from food banks or similar sources.
you are 5x more likely to get struck by lightning than be 7ft tall