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1/15. 60-70% of all elderly couples in the United States still engage in oral sex.

-benlimsumale

2/15. Turkish women aged 15-44 are more likely to die at the hands of a violent partner than by cancer and road traffic accidents. Source.

-_Polite_as_F*ck

3/15. The majority of rapes and sexual assaults are committed by someone already known to the victim.

One of the reasons we need to change the narrative around rape/assault in my opinion, because people still have the image of 'stranger lurking in a dark alley' and often think of the attacker as 'not like that' because they don't seem like a scary alley-dweller, they're someone that has been let into lives and homes.

-bj_ambassador

4/15. That 61% of US gun deaths are suicides.

That 22 US veterans commit suicide every day.

Basically, we have a mental health crisis in this country. Source.

-UncleTrustworthy


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5/15. 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18 and this figure is probably on the low end as males who have such experiences are less likely to disclose them than woman are.

-RandomRedditNoise

6/15.In Africa girls are more likely to be raped than receive formal education.

-ObamaIs

7/15. If the number of medical errors we have in hospitals was the same as pilot errors in airlines, we'd have 267 fully loaded (366 passenger) Boeing 747's crash EVERY year.

That's how many people medical errors kill. What's being done about this? Not as much as you'd think. Doctors are overworked, nurses are overworked, etc. No one has enough sleep.

The medical field needs to follow the aviation field and it's incredibly good culture of safety.

-WinterCharm

8/15. If you're meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney World there's a 98% chance there's a girl inside.

-Ihaveanotheridentity

9/15. Crime rates in the United States have steadily decreased since the 1990's, yet the media and government portray a much more pessimistic narrative. (Source)

-WolfAmongstRavens


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10/15. Animal agriculture emits more green house gases than all forms of transport combined in the world.

-shamuric

11/15. Driving/riding in a car is way more dangerous than flying yet more people are scared to get on planes than cars.

-LayneFlyerBAMF

12/15. Vegans tend to have lower rates of cancer than meat-eaters and vegetarians. For example, vegan women had 34% lower rates of female-specific cancers like breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer. Similar results were found in men for prostate cancer.

-rigged089

13/15. Exotic pets kill a smaller percentage of their owners than dogs.

-Iamnotburgerking

14/15. In 2013, 505 people died in America from Accidental discharge of firearms. 30 of them were under four. Source.

-cuchulain84au

15/15. If you're in a room full of people with no windows open, that headachey feeling you get is oxygen deprivation. If oxygen levels drop by 2%, it'll make you feel groggy.

But nobody wants to hear that. "It's just stuffy in here" - yeah, that's what causes the stuffiness.

-P0sitive_Outlook


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