## Statistics Trivia

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The Netherlands is credited with having the most bikes in the world. One bike per person is the national average with an estimated 16 million bicycles nation wide.

Ten percent of frequent fliers say they never check their luggage when flying.

More than 63 million Star Trek books, in more than 15 languages, are in print; 13 were sold every minute in the United States in 1995.

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.

The New York stock exchange had its first million-share trading day in 1886.

Ten 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."

More than 70 percent of all bagel shops in the United States are found in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California.

ZIP code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.

The odds against a person being struck by a celestial stone--a meteorite--are 10 trillion to one.

Textbook shortages are so severe in some U.S. public schools that 71 percent of teachers say they have purchased reading materials with their own money.

More than 80 languages are spoken in New York. The second most common language spoken, after English, is Spanish.

The odds against flipping a coin head's up 10 times in a row are 1,023 to 1.

The “Cereal Bowl of America” is in Battle Creek, Michigan, where the most cereal in the United States is produced.

More than 95 percent of the population of Greece reportedly belongs to the Greek Orthodox church.

The odds against hitting the jackpot on a slot machine are 889 to 1.

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the equivalent of 12,000 Hiroshima bombs.

More than a third of all adults hit their alarm clock's "snooze" button each morning — an average of three times before they get up. Those most guilty of snatching some extra sleep are those in the 25-34 age bracket, at 57 percent.

The odds of someone winning a lottery twice in four months is about one in 17 trillion. But Evelyn Marie Adams won the New Jersey lottery in this period during 1985-86.

The 2000 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has a GMC W-series chassis and a 5700 VORTEC engine, which makes it the most powerful Wienermobile in the fleet. It measures 27 feet by 8 feet by 11 feet, or 55 hot dogs long, 18 hot dogs wide and 25 hot dogs high.

More than half of the world's animal groups are found only in the sea.