25 Unsettling Stats That'll Shake Your Foundations

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"Statistics can be misleading." It's an important phrase to keep in mind when reading opinionated news stories, or to repeat like a mantra when attempting to maintain your sanity in the face of the truly terrifying data.

Here are some absolutely not-misleading statistics that will make you want to hide under your bed for a little while. We'll wait here.

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About HALF of airline pilots admit to falling asleep during flight. ONE THIRD report waking up to find the other pilot asleep as well. CRACKED COM

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Hippos kill 3, 000 OPLE every year. Sharks kill fewer than six. Where are all the Hipponado movies? CRACKEDCON COM

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CRACKEDCON The budget for the Curiosity rover is about the same amount the U.S. military spends in a little over 30 HOURS.

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CRACKEDCOR Over 80% of sexually active adults will catch an STD at some point. Most will never know, as many STDs show no symptoms.

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CRACKEDO COM According to British surveys, over 25% of children stop doing things they love, and almost 50% hide a talent, out of fear of being bullie

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Entry by runner-runner

Since 1989, 365 convicted prisoners have been exonerated by DNA evidence. 28% had confessed. 20 were on death row. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by monkeybird

The U.S. military budget for 2019 is about $700 BILLION. Meanwhile, the budget for the National Cancer Institute was $30.6 BILLION for the whole 2012-

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Entry by SarahMarshall

CRACKEDC Americans waste over 141TRILLION LTRILLION calories' worth of food every year. That's ,249 calories for each person every day, according to t

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25 At least MILLION PEOPLE live as slaves around the world. That's more than the entire number shipped from Africa during the entire history of the tr

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Prescription painkiller overdoses MORE cause DEATHS than cocaine and heroin. According to the CDC, 17,029 people overdosed from prescription opioids i

Almost 15% of women say they'd rather be blind than fat. A survey by Arizona State University found stigma around' 'obesity is So pervasive that many

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CRACKED COM In 2013, Walmart turned a profit of $17.2 BILLION. That same year, Walmart employees got $2.66 BILLION in government assistance due to low

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These are the racial demographics of the United States: White Latino Black Other And these are the racial demographics of death row inmates: MMMMMMI D

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COM We dump THREE POUNDS OF GARBAGE into the ocean for EVERY POUND OF FISH we catch.

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The average person spends FIVE YEARS OF THEIR LIFE waiting in line. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Chris Rio

The cast of Glee has had 207 SONGS on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That's three times as many as the Beatles. CRACKEDCOMT

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Entry by squawkmookie

5 Adam Sandler movies have grossed OVER $5 BILLION worldwide.

A full 70% OF GUNS seized by police in Mexico can be traced back to the United States. CRACKEDC

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Entry by DocBen

CRACKED.GOM A survey of 6, 000 people found that 1 IN 3 MEN don't wash their hands after using the bathroom (compared with 1 in 10 women). So if you s

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Entry by John E.

CRACKEDGOM Over A DOZEN ISPECIES go extinct every day. Up to 50% of all species could be near extinction by 2050.

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Over 12% of homeless adults in the U.S. are war veterans. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by drudru

In late 2008 and early 2009, 1in5 BOOKS SOLD was written by Stephenie Meyer.

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Entry by alphamans

CRACKED.C COM NFL cheerleaders are paid between $75 and $150 per game. Meanwhile, players earn salaries of six figures a year, at the very least.

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CRAGKEDCOM Workers in the U.S. are legally entitled to exactly O DAYS of paid leave per year. That's about infinity less than pretty much every other

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CRACKED COM You're more likely to die FALLING OUT OF BED than in a plane crash. Both likelihoods are very slim: 1 in 2 million for the bed against 1 i