This post is basically a tribute to the sometimes undeservedly underrated branch of science known as statistics, which is all about collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. From governmental census data to financial data and planning, business, sports and weather forecasting and much more, statistics is used in virtually every aspect of our lives.

It keeps us informed and in touch with current events by giving a unique perspective on facts and their relation with each other.

So in order to show us all how it was not worth it to skip stats class back in high school, we are diving into some of the most interesting threads on Reddit where people shared the most intriguing, random and mind-blowing statistics. Get yourself a cuppa and enjoy this entertaining bunch of random data below!

#1

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 20% OR MORE of pregnancies end in miscarriage. 20% is just "known pregnancies" and doesn't take into account all the women who just think "oh, my period was a day late, weird" without realizing they've actually had a very early miscarriage.

That is stunningly high compared to what we've been led to believe. If you think of all the women you know who either have or have tried to have children, there's an excellent chance that several of them have had a miscarriage before.

When you realize exactly how common it is, it makes it that much more sad that it is so stigmatized. If we talked about it more, maybe it wouldn't catch so many people off guard.

patentspatented , Ömürden Cengiz Report

Wolf127
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3 months ago

Yes, we were child less. But, we adopted two children while they were within two months of birth. Boy, they were wonderful.

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#2

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective One million seconds is less than 11 days.

One billion seconds is more than 31 years.

clumaho , Nick Hillier Report

Air Conditioner
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3 months ago

Woah

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#3

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The percentage of the Chinese population living in extreme poverty (living below 1.90$ a day) went from over 80% in the early 80's to 1.4% in 2014. In fact, it was still 23.1% just 10 years before that, in 2004. It's the most massive lift out of extreme poverty in world history.

Mustard_Sauc , openDemocracy Report

That'sEndorable
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3 months ago

Mao utterly, completely failed to lift anyone out of poverty; the success began under Deng Xiaoping.

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#4

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective If the oldest living person is 115 years old, then 116 years ago there was a totally different set of humans on earth.

icudbNE1 , Brian Fegter Report

eff the haters
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3 months ago

Never thought about it that way before

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#5

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 95% of the ocean and 99% of the oceans floor remains unexplored

vogdswagon26 , Shaun Low Report

Wolf127
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3 months ago

99% of my floor have not been explored. Woo, yuck!

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#6

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Only 2 percent of people truly enjoy their jobs. The rest are in it to eat. So the next time you hear some a*****e on TEDTalk tell you to follow your dreams and your passions, remember that he is probably part of that very small percentage of people who have that luxury to fail.

anon , Nate Johnston Report

Tami
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3 months ago

Source? A quick search shows much higher numbers.

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#7

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 90%+ of congress members are multi-millionaires

jedledbetter , Quick PS Report

Angela
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3 months ago

AFTER they became congress members.

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#8

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective During the battle of the Somme in WW1, the British Army lost 20,000 men...on the first day.

Whole generations and towns were wiped out in the space of hours

anon , Duncan Kidd Report

Rob Warburton
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3 months ago

🥀

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#9

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 4/3 of americans don't know fractions.

cronedog , Jorge Franganillo Report

James Edwards
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3 months ago

I do know that a 1/3 pound hamburger is larger than a 1/4 pounder!

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#10

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 8% of people pronounce Wi-Fi as wiffy...8%. I don't know who you are, but I will find you...

ssmahony , Stephen Phillips - Hostreviews.co.uk Report

Milan
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3 months ago (edited)

“Wify” or “Weefee” (short “e”) is pronouced in Slovakia as well (just with one F). As many other english words we have taken over where is “i” because we pronounce it here as english pronounce “e” and not “aj” 😁 Tried my best to explain it 😀 I think also Czech and Hungarian do it as well (Poland too?) and i think many other european countries, so i think it will be more than 8%. I just realized that in english pronuciation i heard it only in America, everywhere else i just heard “wify” 😀

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#11

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The average person in canada has a higher net worth than the average person in the USA. The median income for canadians is about twice the median income for americans.

bruceki , Conor Samuel Report

Sherilynne DeMaio
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3 months ago

Plus, no Trump!

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#12

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Astronomer here! One that has blown my mind is statistically it is now believed that every star has extrasolar planets around it. It turns out every one near us does, at least. At the very worst case, Kepler has shown that 70% of all stars have a planet orbiting its parent star at Earth's distance or closer.

Further, per the Kepler mission data it is now believed 17% of all stars have an Earth-sized planet around it.

I mean, we knew there were a lot, but this means there's at least a trillion planets in our own Milky Way galaxy. The thought makes me giddy!

Andromeda321 , David Menidrey Report

Peter H
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3 months ago

Just wait until data starts coming in from the Webb telescope!

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#13

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The leading cause of death among pregnant women in the United States is being murdered, and most often by a current or former romantic partner.
https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20010320/number-1-cause-of-death-in-pregnant-women-murder

anon , freestocks Report

StormyWaffle
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3 months ago

This is just terrifying, and truly heartbreaking.

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#14

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Around half of all trans people attempt suicide at least once

Also something like 1/3 of women with mental disabilities are sexually assaulted

Edit: so about the trans statistic this does not imply that being trans is a mental illness!! The shocking part is how awful and widespread transphobia is, and it’s consequences.

servo1025 , Dan Meyers Report

Air Conditioner
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3 months ago

Trans rights are human rights 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️

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#15

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than to the building of the great pyramids.

AskRedditAndChewGum , Osama Elsayed Report

Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
3 months ago

"Relax, Antony, it's a prank! Camera is over there-"

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#16

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Someone in the world [passes away] of starvation or malnutrition every three seconds.

GenJonesMom , Felton Davis Report

Wang Zhuang
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3 months ago

Very tragic, and very believable

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#17

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective If you picked a random Swede and a random Canadian, the Swede would be more likely to speak English than the Canadian.

Slavaa , Toa Heftiba Report

Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Mais pourquoi????

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#18

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective There is a fence in Australia that stretches the equivalent distance of London to New York.

zangor , en.wikipedia.org Report

Judes
Community Member
3 months ago

There are two long fences! One fence cuts off the south-east quarter of the country and is intended to stop dingos. It's about 5,600km, which is slightly longer than the distance from London to New York. The other fence cuts off the western part of the country and is intended to stop rabbits and other pests. It's about 3,300 km, so a fair bit shorter than the distance from London to New York. Obviously the post is referring to the dingo fence.

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#19

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 40% of Americans cannot afford a $400 USD emergency.

anon , Jonnica Hill Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't deal with the fact ppl have to think about money when ill or hurt. I hate that. All I'm concerned about is getting to the hospital. They might make me wait if it's not as urgent as others but I'm gna get all the scans, meds and surgeries I need.

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#20

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective If the earth was the size of a basketball then the atmosphere would be about as thick as a coat of paint. The only thing that separates us from the cold, harsh, vacuum of space is this comparably tiny layer of gasses that are held in place by gravity.

Another interesting one is that the only thing preventing the Earth from becoming a barren rock not unlike Mars is the fact we still have a molten core that generates a magnetic field that shields the atmosphere from being swept away by the solar wind. When the core eventually stops spinning it's game over.

winowmak3r , NASA Report

Emi
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3 months ago

🌿🌎 Protect the Earth! Go Green 🌍🌿

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#21

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Late to the party, but:

Feral cats in Australia [take out] around 377 million birds per year.

That's more than one million birds per day.

One million. Per day.

lostdrunkpuppy , Kunal Mukherjee Report

Jesus Ortiz
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3 months ago

That's why neutering and/or culling feral populations are extremely important. Lots of people don't know how destructive to the environment cats really are.

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#22

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive WWII.

anotherpoweruser , Jakob Owens Report

Mimi
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3 months ago

Humankind is so unbelievably stupid despite being blessed with great brains.

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#23

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The first cities started around 12,000 years ago. The first evidence of writing started 6,000 years ago. Humanity appeared 200,000 years ago in its current form. So 94% of the time we've been on the planet happened before we had cities, and 97% before we had writing.

MarsNirgal , Jeremy Bezanger Report

BonnyDK
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3 months ago

This can easily be disproven. What is writing made from? Papyrus? Rock? Ceramic? On a cave wall? If it was on anything that was biodegradable it would not still exist now after 200,000 years. Just because we have not found it does not mean it didn't exist.

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#24

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective That sharks have been on this earth for some 450 million years. 450 Million Fucking Years!

mecha_tako , Jakob Owens Report

eff the haters
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3 months ago

Censors be drunk

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#25

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective "The wars in [the Democratic Republic of Congo] have claimed nearly the same number of lives as having a 9/11 every single day for 360 days, the genocide that struck Rwanda in 1994, the ethnic cleansing that overwhelmed Bosnia in the mid-1990s, the genocide that took place in Darfur, the number of people killed in the great tsunami that struck Asia in 2004, and the number of people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- all combined and then doubled."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/opinion/congo-war-ignored-vava-tampa/

Weswieeee , Yukon Haughton Report

Sue User
Community Member
3 months ago

I was learning french. The teacher came from DRC. He said he missed his homeland. Clueless student asked " then why did you leave"?" The pained look on his face was heartbreaking.

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#26

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective I've posted this before on a similar thread, but..

Had an Economics Professor blow my mind with this. Most people think of millions, billions and trillions relatively similarly. They are huge numbers and when talking about money not very many people really ever have to account with numbers that high to see the incredible difference between each. I think this does a great job of breaking it down.



If you made **$1/second**, you'd be really really rich. At that rate, you would make:

**$60** in 1 minute

**$3600** in 1 hour

**$86,400** in 1 day

**$1 Million ($1,000,000)** in 11.574 days

**$1 Billion ($1,000,000,000)** in 31.7 years

**$1 Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000)** in 31,709 years



For one person who makes a Million dollars every 12 days to pay off the US National Debt (21.461 Trillion according to www.usdebtclock.org), it would take over **680,506 years.**

southernmayd , Keith Cooper Report

Emi
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3 months ago

Owch USA!!

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#27

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective There are more possible combinations to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on earth... and if you started shuffling a new combination every second starting at the big bang, you'd still be shuffling right now...

anon , Poker Photos Report

StormyWaffle
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3 months ago

8x10^67 if anyone was wondering

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#28

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 90% of people live in the northern hemisphere

username-alrdy-takn , Greg Rosenke Report

Juan Ghote
Community Member
3 months ago

Likely due to the estimation that 68% of the Earth’s land exists in the Northern Hemisphere, while 32% is located in the Southern Hemisphere.

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#29

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The bible is the most shoplifted book in history.

mhaydar , Ugur Akdemir Report

Jude Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

So what happened to "Thou shall not steal"

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#30

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective It takes an individual photon several millenia to go from the center to the surface of the sun.

Then it takes only 8 minutes to reach Earth, and a couple days at most to leave the solar system.

MarsNirgal , Bryan Goff Report

Tami
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

That's from our perspective. Apparently, the photon itself does not experience the passage of time. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/09/30/how-do-photons-experience-time/?sh=28182762278d

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#31

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective So far, 46 people have [passed away] by lawn mowers in the U.S. this year. 46.

Corrupt_Files , Carnaby Gilany Report

Courage the Cowardly Dog
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3 months ago

mowed down by lawnmowers you mean

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#32

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective More [lives are taken away] by vending machines than by sharks.

ObscureKitten , Per-Olof Forsberg Report

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

So vending machines vs lawn mowers - the ultimate battle

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#33

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective More infuriating than mind-blowing, but a commonly shared “statistic” is that 80% of women who make at least 6 figures do so through direct sales marketing, aka, MLMs or pyramid schemes, like Mary Kay, Amway, and Herbalife.

The *actual* statistic is that 80% of *people* who make at least 6 figures *through MLMs* are women. There’s only about 200 of them, and they’re all at the top of their respective pyramids, but the first statistic is commonly used to try and entice new people into the company.

FencingFemmeFatale , Anna Shvets Report

Katherine Boag
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3 months ago

Stupid mlms

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#34

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective I go to one of the top universities in the US, and I recently found out that 45% of our student population is in the top 5%, wealth-wise. I most definitely am not, and it made a lot of sense but was incredibly disheartening at the same time.

angelicomens , Drahomír Posteby-Mach Report

Suzanne Tilson
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3 months ago

Money makes the world go round

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#35

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The average number of legs, for humans, is less than 2.

cronedog , Rob Wilson Report

Claire Bee
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3 months ago (edited)

But consider this - since there are always pregnant people, the average number of skeletons in a person's body is always above 2.

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#36

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 99% of the wild African grey parrot population had disappeared since 1992. Solely due to the illegal trapping for the pet trade.
Indian and nepalese vulture populations have declined by 99% since 2000 due to diclofenac poisoning.

Leigh-ann , Jakob Pfalz Report

Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Who is giving them diclofenac? Or is it some naturally occurring thing?

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#37

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective In the year 8000 B.C. there were 5 million humans on Earth.

bukanir , Bob Brewer Report

Peter H
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3 months ago

The world’s population hit 1 billion in 1804; 2 billion in 1927; and 4 billion in 1974. Next year it will hit 8 billion.

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#38

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Greater Tokyo has a larger population than Canada.

Logic_Nuke , Joseph Chan Report

Suzanne Tilson
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3 months ago (edited)

And every other sane country with gun control had less mass shootings than America

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#39

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The existence of the T-Rex is closer in time to today than it is to the existence of the Stegosaurus.

Fats33 , Adam Mathieu Report

Gul Dukat
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Can't be. I've seen them together in several documentaries called "Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic World"

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#40

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 90% of Native Americans were wiped out due to diesease

Ronin_777 , National Cancer Institute Report

Mistiekim
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3 months ago (edited)

And now, many live in poverty on the reservations. ☹️

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#41

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 92% of Downs Syndrome foetus' are aborted once detected by screening (in Europe).

ian9167 , Stephen Andrews Report

Panda
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3 months ago

We are lucky to have the science and the option! No parents or kids need to suffer.

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#42

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective F1 drivers lose around 5kg of weight every race.

auditore01 Report

Air Conditioner
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3 months ago

Time to become a F1 driver 🏎️🏃💨💨

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#43

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The population of the world has doubled since the mid 70's.

IntrepidC , Ishan @seefromthesky Report

wv10014
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3 months ago

Why don't we talk about the huge problem of overpopulation anymore?? It is so taboo now! We need to curb population growth!!

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#44

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective In the US if you do the following 3 things:

1. Graduate High School
2. Get and keep *any* job
3. Don't have a child out of wedlock

You have a 75% chance of being in the middle class and a *98%* chance of living above the poverty line.

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/three-simple-rules-poor-teens-should-follow-to-join-the-middle-class/

probablynotdrunk , Ryoji Iwata Report

Berdarien Brown
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3 months ago

But is this causation or correlation? Seems more like correlation.

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#45

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The battle of Stalingrad alone claimed significantly more lives than all the US servicemen killed in our nation's entire history.

Hairless_Talking_Ape , Anton Darius Report

Shrikeye
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3 months ago

"Bet you can't beat the high score!"

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#46

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The Vatican has 2.3 popes per square mile.

Sasquatch430 , Simone Savoldi Report

StormyWaffle
Community Member
3 months ago

if jenny is walking in the vatican, and has walked 5 square miles, and there are approximately 2.3 popes per square mile, approximately how many popes has jenny trod upon?

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#47

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from a mental health issue.

thevegandad , Joshua Fuller Report

Wolf127
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3 months ago

... and 3 in 4 Americans ... most of them Trumpers.

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#48

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Among a random group of 23 people, theres a 50% chance two of them share the same birthday

motherofcatss , Caterina Berger Report

Air Conditioner
Community Member
3 months ago

So a group of 46 there's a 100% chance? Or am I really stupid

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#49

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective There are more prisons than colleges in the US.

JZ_the_ICON , Tyler Rutherford Report

Elk
Community Member
3 months ago

Not quite true. There are approx. 5,300 college and universities and according to prisonpolicy.org there are 122 Federal Prisons, 1,566 state prisons, and 2,850 jails. Jails typically aren't the same as prison, jail is a temporary place usually before being convicted of a crime. Even if jail was part of this equation, the total number is still lower than total colleges.

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#50

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective Ants have a larger biomass than humans.

Turtley13 , Maksim Shutov Report

Jar uh
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3 months ago

I feel like the word "collectively" should be in there somewhere

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#51

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective In the field of psychology, women outnumber men 2:1. Not mind-blowing, but kinda interesting

EquestrianShadow , Fa Barboza Report

Pumpkin Spice
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3 months ago

My genderfluid self about to break that statistic:

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#52

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective 1/4 children in the United States are overweight

noir6o , Towfiqu barbhuiya Report

Potato patato
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3 months ago

Most cheap food is the unhealthy stuff, so that it one contributer

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#53

6.5 out of 10 black kids grow up in a single parent home. For you non stats people, you can read that as 13 out of 20 kids.

This stat only applies to US.

loganlogwood Report

Katherine Boag
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3 months ago

Imagine if the US stopped shooting black men

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#54

[Support for interracial marriage became the majority shortly after **1995.**](https://news.gallup.com/poll/163697/approve-marriage-blacks-whites.aspx)

[Among Republicans, 28% still oppose interracial marriage as of March 2018 (pg 92), the worst demographic for this statistic by a margin of 8%](https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/y3tke5cxwy/econTabReport.pdf)

Overall, 17% still oppose interracial marriage.

Likewise, 68% of Republicans oppose gay relationships (not marriage); the second worst demographic being people over the age of 65, at 55%.

Overall, 43% of americans still oppose same-sex relationships.

halfar Report

Panda
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

When I was younger I admired US. I thought, it was the source of progress. Growing older the only thing I see is narrow mindedness, suppressiveness, ignorance, lack of empathy, greed.

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#55

If the whole of existence since the Big Bang were collapsed into [one year](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Calendar#/media/File%3ACosmic_Calendar.png), modern humans developed at 8 minutes to midnight and Columbus landed in the New World 1.2 seconds before midnight. Kind of puts it all in perspective.

SSSS_car_go Report

ByTheWindSailor
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3 months ago

8 minutes to midnight *on New Year’s Eve.”

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#56

8% of Mongolians are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.
Worldwide, .5% of the population, or 1 in 200, are direct descendants.

Edited: My mistake, 0.5% not .05%.

techniforus Report

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Maybe; maybe not! Sometimes 'facts' are repeated too much that they become true. I'm not a geneticist but if my history is right Genghis Khan gained prominence by banding clans from a general area. So, maybe these guys had the Y-chromosome from an even earlier descendant (who's not as famous).

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#57

In 1988, 8 of the 10 largest companies (by market cap) were Japanese and the largest company in Japan was bigger than the 6 biggest US companies combined.

snakkerdudaniel Report

Judes
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3 months ago

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According to these guys https://companiesmarketcap.com/ the largest Japanese company (Toyota) is 37th. Of the top 10, 8 are American, one Chinese and one Saudi (at the time of writing, of course).

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#58

Statistically, the biggest beneficiary of Affirmative Action college admissions policies have been White women, not minorities, because gender discrimination is included in the policy.

anon Report

Suzanne Tilson
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3 months ago (edited)

And yet some complains about how they lost their spot to the person of colour with the scholarship scheme over affirmative action

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#59

"Stanley and Brodsky estimated that as many as 75% of patients with borderline personality disorder make at least one nonlethal suicide attempt, and even higher percentages of patients, especially of hospitalized patients, engage in self-injurious behavior."

plusoneday Report

Peter H
Community Member
3 months ago

Don’t you mean [self-unalive-making]?

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#60

All the planets in the solar system could fit between earth and the moon.

Skinnysusan Report

jay gerhard
Community Member
3 months ago

and just think what our tides would be like

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#61

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective The [take out] radius of a neutron star quake. Keep in mind that the richter scale is log based and a neutron star quake has been recorded as high as an equivalent 34 and would cause mass extinction to a radius of 10 light years. The distance from the earth to the sun is one AU. The distance from earth to pluto is about 40 AU. Earth to the farthest object in our solar system (the edges of the oort cloud at 120,000 AU) is roughly 1.87 lightyears. A neutron star quake would exterminate all life in all directions a little over 5 times the entire distance of our solar system. This all from a neutron star’s surface adjusting by a few micrometers in less than .000001 of a second. The earthquake that leveled San Fran and [took away] thousands of people in the early 20th century was a 7.4. Cool, now imagine a quake with destructive energy about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stronger.

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Freya the Wanderer
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3 months ago

What's with censoring words pertaining to death?

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#62

The distance from the bottom of the Marinara Trench to the top of Mt. Everest is only 12.31 miles.

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Sue Denham
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3 months ago

The what? Is there a giant vat of tomato sauce somewhere?

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#63

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective There are more State Farm agencies than McDonalds in the US. Learned that when I started working for them.

BraigRamadan , NCDOTcommunications Report

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3 months ago

Hi I'm Jake from state farm

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#64

465 acid attacks in London in 2017

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/26/europe/london-acid-attacks-2017-intl/index.html

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3 months ago

Not heard about it for a while, not sure if there was some weird trend, or if "acid control" is a thing.

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#65

Half of the people in human history who lived to age 65 are alive today.

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Mistiekim
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3 months ago

Wait, what? That reads like of all the people in history, half of the 65 year olds are still alive. It is late for me, so my reading comprehension is probably poor right now.

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#66

Klay Thompson scored 60 points in an NBA game while only dribbling the basketball 11 times.. Or Wilt Chamberlin averaging 48.5 minutes per game for an ENTIRE NBA season.. NBA games are only 48 minutes long. That means he had to play every minute of every game plus whatever games went into overtime. Bamboozling.

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That'sEndorable
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3 months ago

Michael Jordan used to DOUBLE dribble more than 11 times in a game.

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#67

Only one in five Italians have a college degree.

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Judes
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3 months ago

Most people outside the USA don't know what a 'college' degree is. Is it a uni degree or something more general?

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#68

15% of Google searches every day have never been searched before, this has trended the last 15 years source

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3 months ago

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#69

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective If Wayne Gretzky never scored a single goal, he would still be the NHL’s all time point leader.

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Wolf127
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3 months ago

Assists?

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#70

You have a better chance at winning the Powerball jackpot than dying of a shark attack.

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Agfox
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3 months ago

So what are the odds that a shark would win Powerball?

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#71

California's water distribution system loses 228 billion gallons annually, enough water to supply Los Angeles for a year. The state is experiencing severe drought.

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Peter H
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3 months ago

That’s out of 13 trillion gallons. Which doesn’t make the waste OK - California needs to fix leaky pipes and reduce evaporation from aqueducts.

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#72

Over 800 people die from being strangled by their bedsheets.

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A B C (yes I'm back)
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3 months ago

😱 they *die*. I think I'm gonna faint! Such a horrific word! (/s)

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#73

Only 35% of people in the UK know what to do to save an unconscious person's life.

Source: St John's Ambulance in the UK

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Sandra Morison
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3 months ago

Children should be taught basic 1st aid and CPR in school ( it's St John , no s Ambulance)

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#74

The Willis Tower in Chicago has 104 elevators.

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Agfox
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3 months ago

The uplifting news we all need...

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#75

The Earths mass is only made up by 0.006% water.

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Gaya Knust
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3 months ago

And being the intelligent animals that we are, we have poluted our drinkable water (and the non-drinkable as well) and continue to do so.

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#76

50 ‘Weird Facts’ About The World That Might Give You A Fresh Perspective CPR is only effective 5-8% of the time without immediate defibrillation. So if your heart stops and there isn't an AED within about 3-5 mins of you you're probably going to [pass away].

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Keller Worthen
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3 months ago

Does NOBODY know what a defibrillator actually does?! It doesn't restart the heart, it fixes irregular heartbeats.

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#77

Since 1874, there have been 10 recorded [shark attacks in Canada.](http://www.sharkattackdata.com/place/canada)

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Daniel Atkins
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3 months ago

They must have a lot of power ball winners there.

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#78

It takes more energy to brute force a bitcoin private key using a perfectly efficient system, than exists in the universe.

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3 months ago

English please

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#79

That Scott Steiner had a 66 and 2/3rds chance at beating Samoa Joe and Kurt angle at TNA Sacrifice.

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3 months ago

What does this mean

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#80

African-American males make up ~6% of the population in the US yet commit ~50% of the homicides. We are completely unwilling to address uncomfortable facts honestly. Racism exists but is insufficient to explain the troubling statistics in the black community. Blaming all the issues facing African-Americans on racism and oppression is counterproductive and will lead to more needless black deaths.

http://www.factsareracist.com

https://www.acsh.org/news/2017/08/10/african-american-homicide-rate-nearly-quadruple-national-average-11680

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Matthew Greene
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3 months ago

No, African Americans are CONVICTED of 50% of homicides. That does not mean they COMMIT 50% of homicides but you don't want to hear that do you?

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#81

Guns save more lives than they take, and the United States doesn’t have the highest *rate* of mass shootings... Norway does.

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Needmorecowbell
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3 months ago

And here we have the perfect example is how statistics can be manipulated to serve most any purpose. This stupid and misleading “fact” dates back to the 2011 mass shooting in Norway. No one is buying your pro-gun b******t.

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