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The average American spends about 3,500 hours shaving in a lifetime.

Most Virgin Islanders are the descendants of slaves who worked colonial plantations.

The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350.

The average American uses 12.4 gallons of water to take a shower which lasts, on the average, 10.4 minutes at an average temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nabisco uses more than 37 million pounds of chocolate a year to make Chips Ahoy! cookies. Every kid in America could have a solid 8-ounce chocolate bunny for that amount of chocolate.

The population of the entire world in 5000 B.C., according to the National Population Council, was 5 million.

The average American walks 18,000 steps a day.

Nearly 100 percent of the dirt in the average home originated from outside 80 percent of that comes in on people, stuck to their clothes and their feet.

The pumpkin has been known to develop roots whose total length reached 82,000 feet--more than 15 miles.

The average American wedding costs from $15,000 to $20,000 and includes approximately 188 guests.

Nearly half of deaths among Canadian children and teenagers aged 10 to 19 are due to external causes, most commonly, car accidents. Among teens 15 to 19, suicide is the second leading cause of death, accounting for about 25 per cent of teenage deaths.

The Roman Catholic population of the world is larger than that of all other Christian sects combined.

The average American will eat 35,000 cookies during their life span.

Nearly one-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year. More than 90 million people survive on less than $75 a year.

The shortest human we have documented evidence on was Pauline Musters of the Netherlands. She measured 12 inches at her birth in 1876, and was 23 inches tall with a weight of 9 pounds at her death in 1885.

The average American's diet today consists of 55 percent junk food.

New York City has 155 museums and 400 art galleries. The most prestigious museums in New York are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Frick Collection, The Museum of the City of New York, and The National Academy of Design.

The smallest book in the Library of Congress is Old King Cole. It is 1/25 of an inch by 1/25 of an inch. The pages can only be turned with the use of a needle.

The average annual salary of United States photographers in 1995 was only $12,000.

New York City has the largest black population of any city in the United States. It is followed by Chicago and Philadelphia.

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