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As many as nine out of ten people are right-handed, and the word for that side, "right," is derived from a variety of sources, all of which suggest strength. Left, on the other hand, comes from the Old English, lyft, for useless, weak.

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 average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

As much as six percent of the world's population may experience sleep paralysis, the inability to move and speak for several minutes after awakening.

Tide has 70 percent of the market share for detergent.

Forty percent of the American population has never visited a dentist.

A NUKE InterNETWORK poll found that 52 percent of Internet users have cut back on watching TV in order to spend more time online; 12 percent have cut back on seeing friends.

10 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."

A 1997 Gallup poll found that about one in four American workers - 24 percent - said that if they could do so, they would fire their boss.

A recent Gallup poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe they will go somewhere after death.

A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy.

About 24 percent of alcoholics die in accidents, falls, fires, and suicides.

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.

August is the month when most baby's are born.

About 10 percent of the workforce in Egypt is under 12 years of age. Although laws protecting children are on the books, they are not well enforced, partly because many poverty-stricken parents feel forced to send their children out to help support the family.

Most humans can guess someone's sex with 95 percent accuracy just by smelling their breath.

Half of all men start to lose their hair by the time they turn 30. Everybody loses dozens of hairs a day - the key thing is whether or not they grow back. More than 40 percent of men wind up with significant hair loss.

According to one U.S. study, about 25 percent of all adolescent and adult males never use deodorant.

Focus group information compiled by CalComp revealed that 50 percent of computer users do not like using a mouse.

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