22 Shocking Statistics That Change How You See the World

Whether we read it in a history book, saw it on the news, or listen to our dumb friends, we all like to regurgitate smart-sounding facts. Well, it's time for some real talk, bitches.

With the help of master plastician AuntieMeme, we'd like to clear the air on some "well-known facts" you may have learned throughout life.

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PROBLEM. ARE A FEMALE EATING DISORDERS 25% of anorexia & bulimia sufferers, and 40% of binge eaters, are OZ men. $0D De OZE E S OL OOf D SH1 07 Many m

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Think men think about SEX every 7 seconds? Yeah, that's crap. In fact, experts estimate that 30% of men don't cre: think about sex during Getty the da

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If someone really wants to commit suicide, there's no stopping them, right? Actually, of the 515 people prevented from committing suicide by jumping o

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Think suicide rates skyrocket at Christmastime? CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reports that the suicide rate is, in fact, the lowest in D

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If you get bitten by a venomous shake in the desert, prepare to meet your maker. Out of the 7,000 to NAH, you'LL 000 people who BE FINE. are bitten by

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Plane crashes are rare, but surviving one is almost impossible, right? Nope. Of the collective UU 487 people involved in plane crashes in the U.S. fro

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Think rats are just a minor, gross annoyance? OR THEY DESTROY UP TO CONTAMINATE 40% OF OUR FOOD. In poor and rural areas, rats eat 20 percent of the c

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Hitler rose to power by brainwashing an entire population. Or not... When Hitler ran for office, he only managed to get 30% of the vote. In the runoff

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If you think of Muslims as living in the Midale Fast, youre mistaken. 61.9 percent don't And not all Arabs are Muslim. As much as 10 percent of the wo

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Think trial jurors are ell-prepared? They aren't. One study actually tested jurors on the things they should know after hearing their instructions. Th

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It seems like one of the basic rules for success is don't be a jackass. Turns out jerks make Creative more money, Getty and are more Photo: likely to

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The Hindenburg crash was a horrific disaster that left nothing but scorched earth. Or was it? More than half of the people aboard survived. Of the 97

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BANG! You're dead. Maybe not, As long heart as your beating is still at arrive you when you hospital, the chance 95% have a a of surviving gunshot wou

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You've probably heard the statistic that for every 100 Americans, there are 90 guns, and concluded that most households are armed. 34 90 Actually, onl

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What country does the most searches for gay porn? The USA? Japan? According to Google, Kenya, Pakistan, and Uganda have that distinction. Homosexualit

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France takes a lot of crap for surrendering. And eating cheese. The thing is, since 387 BC, France has fought 168 major wars. They've won 109, lost 49

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A11 the colonists supported the American Revolution, and couldn't wait to be free of the British... right? Wrong. Only 1/3 of them were board. on We

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Men are much more aggressive than women. Unless gender is hidden. Then women are more aggressive. Scientists found that when playing a bomb-dropping g

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22 Shocking Statistics That Change How You See the World

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If you want to get ahead, the last thing you should be doing is hanging out in bars. (even if everpbodu knows your name) Actually, you might want to d

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The Three Mile Island meltdown was a nuclear disaster of epic proportions. Or not. The radiation released was equivalent to about one-sixth of a chest

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