16 Statistics That Change How We See The World

Did you know that if you converted the national debt to dollar bills and stacked them on top of each other, you would reach a good portion of the way to Pluto? Well, that's a completely useless fact. No one is going to convert the national debt to dollar bills and stack them on top of each other, no one wants to do that, doing that would be impossible, and it would illustrate nothing. The following statistics, however, will actually teach you something:

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - They don’t have to be deadly. When you factor in how many crashes are really quite minor, your chance oSource: BBC

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Appliances used to waste billions of dollars sucking electricity even when off. That’s no longer true. Source: USA Today

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - “Men think about sex every seven seconds.” Nope. In polls, 30 percent don’t think about sex most days .Source: ABC News

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - It wasn’t exactly a case of mass death. Only 35 of those aboard died (out of 97). One person on the gr Source: NY Times

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Snakes aren’t that deadly, even ignoring all the truly harmless ones. Some 8,000 people are bitten by vSource: CDC

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - People think America’s is the highest, but then America is a big, rich country. In terms of military spSource: World Bank

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Americans spend about $40 billion per year on laws! Which works out to about $25 per household per montSource: CBS News

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Heard that suicide rates skyrocket around Christmas? Actually, the rate is lowest in December. The suicSource: CDC

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - The countries that search most for gay porn include Uganda, Pakistan, and Kenya. These are countries whSource: The Guardian

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - It feels like shootings have suddenly spiked. But they’ve remained steady for the past six years (we doSource: Washington Post

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Not everyone wanted independence. By John Adams’ estimate, one-third did, one-third were apathetic, andSource: National Archives

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Didn’t blast the surroundings with killer radiation. The effect on those nearby was equal to one-sixth Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Statistics That Change How You See the World -  Despite their reputation, a black widow spider bite will likely leave no lasting damage, much less kilSource: National Geographic

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Counterpoint: Andre the Giant was French, and he never surrendered. Checkmate! (Also, France has won twSource: Military Factory

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - Sure. But if you make it to the hospital with your heart still beating, you have a 95% of surviving. Source: NY Times

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Statistics That Change How You See the World - They’re more than just an annoyance. Between their effect of crops and how they attack stored grain, itSource: Newsweek

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