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About 25 percent of all male Americans between the ages of ten and fifteen were "gainfully employed" at the turn of the century. By 1970, so few in that age bracket were employed that the U.S. Census Bureau did not bother to make inquiries about them.

About 60 percent of all American babies are named after close relatives.

According to a 1995 poll, 1 out of 10 people admitted that they will buy an outfit intending to wear it once and return it.

According to a poll, only 29 percent of married couples agree on most political issues.

According to a poll, 39% of the people interviewed admitted that they snoop in their host's medicine cabinets.

According to Scientfic American magazine: if you live in the northern hemisphere, odds are that every time you fill your lungs with air at least one molecule of that air once passed thru Socrates lungs.

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

Ten percent of men are left-handed while only 8 percent of women are left-handed.

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.

Retirement planning time: Adults spend an average of 16 times as many hours selecting clothes (145.6 hours a year) as they do on planning their retirement.

A 1991 Gallup survey indicated that 49 percent of Americans didn't know that white bread is made from wheat.

The tail section of an airplane gives the bumpiest ride.

North America's most popular snack food is potato chips.

69% of men say that they would rather break up with a girl in private rather than in public.

In 1916, 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Fords.

About 1 out of every 70 people who pick their nose actually eat their boogers.

Women shoplift more often than men; the statistics are 4 to 1.

For the 66% of American's who admit to reading in the bathroom, the preferred reading material is "Reader's Digest."

67.5% of men wear briefs instead of boxers.

57% of British school kids think Germany is the most boring country in Europe.

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