A Harvard study of college drinking showed that more than 40 percent of students indulge in binge drinking, which is defined as consuming five drinks at one sitting by men or four drinks by women. Of college students who drink, one-third drink to get drunk.
A ladies' wrist watch would run for more than 100 years on the amount of energy required to operate one 25-watt electric light for one hour.
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.
A manned rocket reaches the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.
A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking. This means that it would take 17,000 strawfuls of water to fill up a 34 gallon bathtub.
A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion mathematical calculations.
A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.
A poll of U.S. undergraduate and graduate students found that 48 percent have bounced a check during college, 71 percent carry a credit-card balance, and 72 percent have called home for money.
A poll taken shows that between 74 and 94 percent of workers in the United States and Canada take 5 to 15 minutes daily for a morning coffee break. The coffee break in the workplace did not become common until the early 1940s.
A quarter of the horses in the United States died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
A recent Gallup poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe they will go somewhere after death.
A recent Gallup Poll Social Audit on gambling showed that 57 percent of Americans have bought a lottery ticket in the last 12 months, making lotteries by far the favorite choice of gamblers.
A recent Gallup survey showed that in the United States, 8 percent of kissers kept their eyes open, but more than 20 percent confessed to an occasional peek. Forty-one percent said they experienced their first serious smooch when they were 13, 14, or 15 years old; 36 percent between the ages of 16 and 21. The most memorable kiss in a motion picture was in Gone With The Wind, according to 25 percent of those polled.
A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy.
A recent survey found that 86 percent of American teenagers reported eating candy each week, and 21 percent said they eat candy every day.
A recent survey of 1,023 children, ages 10 to 13, showed the number who feel uncomfortable talking with their parents nearly doubles between the fifth and eighth grade, when kids turn 13.
All the gold ever mined in the world would weigh about 165,347 tons total. Put together, that amount would only make a cube about the size of a tennis court.
All the landmass of the earth, plus some, could fit into the Pacific Ocean.
Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
Although cruising seems to be a very much "in" vacation, only about 10 percent of Americans have ever taken a cruise.
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