This next Monday is Memorial Day here in the good ole US of A. I thought I've post some fun facts about Americans that reported came originally from the Index of Harper's. The facts were collected over a period of time, and so some of the percentages may have changed since they were originally posted.
Facts about Americans
The average American spends 4.4 hours a day watching television; that is 1,595 hours per year.
The average American spends 17 minutes reading books each day; 27 minutes reading newspapers; and 14 minutes reading magazines.
There are almost 60 million pet cats in the U.S., and 53 million pet dogs.
21% of us don't make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.
Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
13% of us admit to occasionally doing our offspring's homework.
91% of us lie regularly.
27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store.
58% have called into work sick when we weren't.
10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
90% believe in divine retribution.
45% believe in ghosts.
10% of us claim to have seen a ghost.
13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail.
35% give to charity at least once a month.
69% eat the cake before the frosting.
When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
85% of us will eat Spam this year.
70% of us drink orange juice daily.
22% of us skip lunch daily.
9% of us skip breakfast daily.
66% of us eat cereal regularly.