The smallest post office in the country is an 8-foot by 7-foot converted shed that serves the 200 families living in and around Ochopee, Florida, ZIP code 33843.
The average bra size sold at Frederick's of Hollywood in 1966 was a 34B. Today, it's a 36C.
New York City, named by Americans as the most dangerous, least attractive, and rudest city in a recent poll, is also, strangely enough, Americans' top choice as the city where they would most like to live or visit on vacation.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words. More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured in the U.S. annually. If these were laid end to end, they would circle the earth nine times.
New Zealand has an estimated population of 3,800,000, which is nearly a million less than the much smaller U.S. state of Arizona, with a 1997 estimated population of 4,595,000.
Ninety percent of U.S. households have at lease one remote control for the television; 8 out of 10 report losing it.
The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as a pneumatic drill (70-90 decibels).
The state of Maine produces 98 percent of the nation's low-bush blueberries.
The average life span of London residents in the middle of the 19th century was 27 years. For members of the working class, that number dropped to 22 years.
The state with the most automobile miles driven per capita is Delaware, racking up an average of 10,165 miles average annually per person.
The average New York City household generates 6.2 pounds of garbage each day. Every day, between 12,000 and 14,000 tons of solid waste are disposed at the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, New York.
The steel industry in 1943 introduced the 5-day, 40-hour work week. Henry Ford adopted it in 1926.
The average person blinks 25 times per minute, which works out to about 13,140,000 blinks each year.
The sun is 330,300 times larger than Earth.
The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day and may walk up to 115,000 miles in their lifetime.
The Sun is estimated to be 20 to 21 cosmic years old.
The average person will take in 5 pints (2.2 liters) of water per day. Three pints (1.4 liters) of that water comes from drinking and 2 pints(0.8 liters) comes from food.
The sun's warming rays travel through 93 million miles of space to reach Earth. Moving at the speed of light, they make the trip in just eight minutes. A jet airliner would need more than 18 years to complete the same journey.
The average raindrop falls at seven miles per hour.
The tallest sand dunes in the world are in the Sahara desert. The dunes have enough sand in them to bury the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Eiffel Tower.
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