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Will Galen
12-05-2008, 08:08 AM
http://www.petpeeving.com/2007/02/average-american.html
The Average American (http://www.petpeeving.com/2007/02/average-american.html)



The average American man is 5 feet, 9 inches tall the average woman, 5 feet 3.6 inches.

The average person’s toes curl when he or she is sexually aroused.
The average American is sick in bed seven days a year, missing 5 days of work.
The average woman is more inclined to be knock-kneed than the average man.
The average American high-school graduate recognizes about 15,000 words when reading or listening; the college graduate recognizes about 30,000.
The average body has over two million sweat glands and two square yards of skin.
On the average, the nonsmoking wives of smokers die four years younger than the nonsmoking wives of nonsmokers.
The average American female is 28% fat. The average American male is 15% fat.
The average Southerner has higher blood pressure than the average Yankee or Westerner.
Every generation of Americans has been taller than its parents by about an inch – except for the present one, which shows no change.
The average American man washes his hair more often than the average woman does.
In 1977, the average working woman spent $960 on clothes.
The average American nudist is 35 years old and married.
For every white-collar worker on payroll, the typical business has 18,000 pieces of paper on file.
By the time he or she graduates from high school, the average American has watched 350,000 commercials and 18,000 murders on television.
In 1979, the average American made 1097 telephone calls.
Thirty-two million Americans – nearly 15% - believe in astrology.
The average American worker gets about $4000 worth of fringe benefits a year. And of every 100 families, 47 get some form of monthly payment from Uncle Sam.
Nine of every ten shoppers enter a supermarket in a good mood, but only three or four are in a good mood when they leave.
On an average day, 24 mailmen receive animal bites.
Given a choice, four men in five take showers rather than baths. Among women, half would rather bathe, half shower.
The average husband in America is just a shade over 45 years old, and the average wife is just shy of 42.
In 1978, the average American worker had been in the same job for 3.6 years, down from 4.6 years in 1963.
Three of every four working Americans gets to work in less than half and hour, and only one in 20 commutes longer than an hour.
One of every three American workers feels overeducated for his or her job.
By his or her 70th birthday, the average American will have eaten 14 steers, 1050 chickens, 3.5 lambs, and 25.2 hogs.

Putnam
12-05-2008, 08:18 AM
They all sound about right to me except this one:

For every white-collar worker on payroll, the typical business has 18,000 pieces of paper on file.

Major Cold
12-05-2008, 10:23 AM
The average American female is 28% fat. The average American male is 15% fat.

Fort Wayne is prove of this. The prove is in the pudding.

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Since86
12-05-2008, 12:26 PM
The average American female is 28% fat. The average American male is 15% fat.

Fort Wayne is prove of this. The prove is in the pudding.

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/phantomjester/IDONTKNOWWHY.png

For men, that's a good body fat percentage, which is hard to believe considering the obesity rates. 14-17% (for men) is classified as fitness.

25-31% (for women) is classified as acceptable.
http://www.healthchecksystems.com/bodyfat.htm


I'm really glad they didn't use BMI's though. They would have gotten a lot bigger sample size, but it's so damn awful.

DisplacedKnick
12-05-2008, 09:42 PM
For men, that's a good body fat percentage, which is hard to believe considering the obesity rates. 14-17% (for men) is classified as fitness.


Several of the stats are 30 years old - wouldn't surprise me if that one is too.