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Numbers and Statistics Are Everywhere – Here Are Some More

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Every day we are bombarded with numbers and statistics about a variety of topics.  So just in case you haven’t had your fill, here are some more numbers for you to ponder over a variety of topics, complements of Time Magazine:

  • According to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers we throw away 1.2 Billion tons of food annually which is as much as 50% of the world’s total production.
  • There were 349 United States military suicides in 2012 compared to 295 troops killed in combat in Afghanistan that year.
  • In Florida, 800 people signed up for the Python Challenge which was a month-long Burmese Python hunting contest.
  • Americans paid $6 billion in airline fees over and above the cost of their plane tickets in 2012.
  • Over the past two decade there have been 4,857 objects left in patients during surgeries in the United States.
  • In 2012 there were 34,008 new daily high temperature records set at weather stations in the U.S. compared to 6664 record lows recorded that year.
  • And lastly, 54% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 49 spent between 1 and 3 hours watching television each day in 2012.

By the way it took me 22 minutes and 34 seconds to complete this statistical rundown. OK that’s enough numbers for one day.

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