What comes to your mind when you hear the word statistics? Some boring numbers and facts, right? What if I tell you that not all statistical data is boring? Today, we have collected some fun-to-learn stats to entertain you.
Someone on Reddit recently asked “What is the most interesting statistic you know?” and many people shared some really fascinating facts and data that you might not have heard before. Scroll below to read some of those answers.
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93% of people don’t check facts they read on the internet.
67% of statistics are made up
Of the 30 fastest 100 meter sprint times, 21 were run by athletes who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The other 9 were Usain Bolt.
Genghis Khan killed so many people that he cooled the earth by a bit.
Communism has worked 0% of the times it was tried.
There have been 288 mass shootings at schools since 2009 in the USA. The country with the next highest amount has………….. 8. To be clear they have 2.7% of the mass shootings at school that we do.
Which does not count Pulse in Orlando, the Vegas Strip shooting, etc.
The human eye blinks about 4.2 million times a year on average
If you made $295,000 every single day since the birth of Christ, you still wouldn’t be worth what Elon Musk is.
Edit: Let’s put the same concept into seconds. If you were to do a conversion of dollars to seconds ($1 = 1 second), the median American gets 1 day and 10 hours (net worth of $121,760).
Elon musk would get 6,910 YEARS.
34 percent of adults and 75 percent of children sleep with a stuffed animal or a blanket, or other sentimental object as their comfort object.
Despite making up less than 4% of the population, Americans produce over 20% of the garbage in the world.
Less than 10% of Americans do not wear seatbelts and account for 51% of car related fatalities.
Wear your seatbelt. Ignore your friend who told you “My buddy’s cousin would’ve died if he was wearing his seatbelt!”
Innocent people will admit to a crime they never committed 43% of the time.
That the remains found in Machu Picchu are 80% female.
48% of British people wouldn’t go to space even if their safety was guaranteed with the most popular reason being that they just simply didn’t have any interest in going
Dragonflies have a 95% hunt success rate. Making them the most effective hunters in the world.
That belly button bacteria study was wild. 60 belly buttons sampled. 2368 different species of bacteria found. The study indicated that 1458 of them may be new to science. One had a rare bacteria found in Japanese soil and they had never been to Japan. Two had rare bacteria that thrived on ice caps and thermal vents. Not a single bacteria was common to all buttons.
There are more Panda Express restaurants than actual Pandas
20% of the mammal species on our planet are different types of bats.
There’s about 5000 species of mammals, and about 1000 of them are varieties of our little winged buddies.
70% of the german population believe that their ancestors during WW2 helped jewish escapees or didn’t support/partake in the actions performed by the nazis.
There are more privately owned guns than people in the U.S. (Washington Post June 19, 2018)