1Cheerleading in USA
Cheerleading is the sport with the highest risk of serious injuries. More than 65% of all serious injuries that happen to girls in high school sports happen in cheerleading, even though only 3% of the 2.9 million female high school athletes in the United States do cheerleading.
2. The state of Michigan has the biggest proportion of water (41.5% of its total area) of any other state in the US. Water is so easily accessible in that state that no resident is more than six miles from any body of water.
3. About 620,000 men, or about 2% of the male population at the time, lost their lives in the American Civil War. Based on today's demographics, the death toll may have been as high as six million. It is estimated that for every three troops killed in action, there were five more who perished because of diseases.
4. The majority of U.S. dollar bills, around 90%, have been found to be tainted with cocaine. It is most common to find cocaine on five dollar bills. This is due to the fact that five dollar bills are the most commonly minted currency in the United States.
5. Problematic Internet use, often known as "internet addiction," affects more than one in eight U.S. adults. One in six people had trouble disconnecting for more than a few days, and 8.2 percent turn to the web when they need to unwind or cheer up.
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6Florida Citrus Fatal Fungus
As of the year 2019, a potentially fatal fungus has spread to all orange trees in Florida, and they are in danger of dying out.
7. Around 25% of the American population are considered "larks," or morning people, while another 25% are considered "night owls," or people who are most productive in the late evening. People who fall in the middle 50% have greater "daytime" flexibility.
8. The average American worker in a company with 1,000 or more workers spends only 45 percent of their time "working," which can be defined as time spent on one's primary job responsibilities as opposed to meetings, administrative activities, and other interruptions.
9. An estimated 17–21 million Americans suffer from a fear of Friday the 13th, making it the most dreaded day in human history. Fear can immobilize some people to the point where they won't do things like go to work, fly, or even get out of bed.
10. Before high school graduation, a typical American youngster will have consumed 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, while the average adult will have eaten one PB&J sandwich three times a month.
11Astronauts with Eye Correction
About 80% of the current US astronauts need corrective lenses (i.e., glasses or contact lenses). If an astronaut's eyesight can be improved to 20/20 with corrective lenses, they are medically cleared to launch.
12. Almost $3.5 billion in federal, state, and municipal taxes were collected in 2016 from the more than 27 million Americans who went hunting.
13. In the United States, 67% of all fire departments are wholly or primarily staffed by volunteers.
14. In 1870, the percentage of the US state of Vermont covered by forest had decreased to 30% due to logging and grazing. This number is now close to 78%!
15. The opioid epidemic of the 1890s was fueled primarily by patent medicines and affected one in every 220 Americans. Injecting addicts with a substance called "bichloride of gold," which sounded spectacular but had no medicinal effects, was a common treatment.
16Unused Vacations in USA
More than half of all Americans didn't use their vacation time in 2016, resulting in 206 million unused vacation days worth around $66.4 billion. Employees who don't use all of their vacation time also don't do as well in their jobs.
17. Of all Americans, 37% have never left their hometown, and 57% have never left their native state, with the exceptions of education and military service.
18. As many as 49% of Americans suffer from parallelophobia, or the fear of parallel parking. Only about half (53 percent, to be exact) feel confident in their ability to parallel park.
19. An estimated 36 million people in the United States are toothless. It is largely influenced by the fact that 30% of Americans do not wash their teeth twice daily, and 2% do not brush at all. Their tooth loss is exacerbated by factors such as their diet, getting older, and avoiding the dentist.
20. About 2 million Americans can trace their ancestry back to a passenger on the Mayflower who fell overboard and survived by clinging to a trailing rope.
21Megatons to Megawatts Program
During the past two decades, thousands of retired Russian nuclear warheads have provided 10% of the electricity used in the United States.
22. Inflation-adjusted CEO pay in the United States rose 937 percent from 1978 to 2013, while the average worker's wages gained only 10 percent during the same time period.
23. The top 10% of drinkers in the United States consume an average of 74 drinks each week, making them the heaviest drinkers. Roughly 30% of Americans never drink, and another 30% drink only occasionally, no more than once every two weeks.
24. Americans are typically more confident than Britons regarding which animals they believe they can beat in an unarmed fight. Eight percent of Americans believe they can take out an elephant if they have to.
25. The majority of retired NBA players (60%) go bankrupt after five years of retirement, according to a 2009 Sports Illustrated study. The study also found that 78% of former NFL players had filed for bankruptcy or were experiencing financial hardship two years after retirement.