People Share The Most Interesting Statistics They Know
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When discussing statistics, people immediately become engaged.

Who doesn't want to know more?

And random facts are the best.

That is what gets you to 'Jeopardy.'

Redditor unelaboratedovwanted to discuss factual fascination. They asked:

"What is the most interesting statistic you know?"

I love facts and statistics. It's always good to know the popular averages.

How Much?

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"If you earned $180,000 per day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn’t have as much money as Jeff Bezos."

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Teeth

"Of the 335 million people living in the United States, approximately 23 million adults are completely edentulous (have no teeth)."

toothfixingfiend

"My guess is it's become quite common to get full dentures, including pulling out teeth for them. That's like 8 percent of the population, and I basically never ever see people with visibly no teeth. But I know several who have full dentures and probably see a lot more without realizing it."

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Speed Racer

"Racing car drivers in the 1950s, 1960s and even into the 1970s had a lower survival rate than WWII fighter pilots. Meaning those racing drivers were statistically more likely to die than those flying in battle. Crazy."

Haunebu52

"To add to this my interesting statistic is that there’s still around 240k WWII vets still kicking. But 234 die on average every day."

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100 Trips

"I'm an Uber driver with around 750 trips, so statistically I've been alone in a car with around 7 or so psychopaths."

KeyParticular8086

"I did Uber a few years back, maybe did 100 trips. I often wonder what is the worst thing ever done by any of those passengers. Aside from the drunk girl who peed herself on St Patrick’s day."

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DUI

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"The average drunk driver drives under the influence more than 80 times before being arrested for the first time."

Sleepy_potato21

I feel 10X smarter already!!

"don't go there"

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"Protected fishing zones in Europe are more overfished than unprotected zones. People hear 'don't go there' and then go there."

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Right and Left

"My favorite statistic, as a left-handed person myself, is that southpaws die, on average, 13 years younger than right-handed people. I had always heard this attributed to the fact that power tools are generally designed for right-handed users, making many of them awkward and dangerous for left-handed people."

"But the real explanation is far more interesting. See, until the middle of the 20th century, being left-handed was heavily stigmatized, and often viewed as a sign of the devil. Teachers would not allow their left-handed students to actually use their dominant hand."

"This actually proved to be somewhat effective. So as left-handedness became more accepted, lefty children were no longer forced to use their right hand, but older people who were naturally left-handed but forced to use their right hand continued to identify as right-handed."

"Because of this, the average age of self-described left-handed people was significantly lower than it would be if not for the previous generation being forced into right-handedness. And when the average age of a group of people is lower, the average age of death tends to follow suit."

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1% to 27%

"Some EMS agencies in Arizona and Nevada have been using CCR (cardiocerebral resuscitation) instead of the standard CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Basically starting by doing 200 chest compression non stop instead of 30 with 2 rescue breaths."

"Within a year of implementing it, EMS providers reported that their save rate went from 1% to 27%. This last year that number has gone up to around 50%. Furthermore, the saves are no longer just getting a pulse/heartbeat back, the people are now more often neurologically intact."

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On the Waves

"The most dangerous world record to attempt is the water speed record, with an 85% mortality rate. The reason being that at the speeds they reach (300+ mph), air resistance is so strong that if the boat tilts even slightly too far up, it will completely flip and crash into the water at insanely fast speeds. And as you can imagine, it's pretty easy to tilt too far up when you're constantly bouncing on waves."

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Drainage

"It would take 1.2 million mosquitoes, each sucking at once, to completely drain the average human of blood."

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