Statistical facts that everyone finds shocking
Data is everywhere - in surveys, research, books, on the Internet. Numbers surround you, that’s obvious. But even if you are good at Maths, you probably find such statistical data quite boring. This article proves you’re wrong! Some facts can surprise you. Next time when you meet your friends, instead of cracking some silly jokes, show them how knowledgeable you are by knowing a few interesting statistical facts presented in this article.
Have you ever wondered how much time people spend watching TV? An average American does it for more than five hours a day! Yes, every single day. At least, according to the NY Daily News. And it was revealed that the moment people pass the age of 65, they watch TV for even more time! The amount increases to about 7 hours every single day. Also, it turns out that the radio was quite an effective medium, at least in 2016. And it attracted as many as 240 million users.
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Babies are born every single day; however, it seems that the most popular day for this happy event is Tuesday. The next most common day turns out to be Monday. When it comes to the moment of the day when babies are most often born, 8 in the morning or noon turns out to be the most common time. Also, according to the World Economic Forum, Danish women seem to have the highest percentage (about 80%) of working mothers. Other such countries include Slovenia, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
According to British daily newspaper, the Guardian, Germany has the lowest birth rate among all European countries. Also, one of the lowest in the whole world. They have 1.36 babies per woman in Europe which is not that impressive considering the rest of European countries. The most unlucky year was 2011, as according to their national statistics office, in that year, they had the lowest number of newborns in history. Germany even surpassed Japan, which previously had the lowest birth rate.
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It’s really hard to estimate how many people live in the world precisely. The number will never be accurate as no one will come to your house and count your family members...However, according to the United Nations, the world population currently totals more than 7.3 billion people. And this number is estimated to increase! It is speculated that by 2030 there will be about 8.5 billion people in the world and by 2100 the number may even total to 11.2 billion of human beings!
Do you know how many steps an average person takes a day? The number totals as many as 4,961 steps! However, according to Health.com, the number is slightly lower when it comes to an average American. Taking into account an average life expectancy that is 80 years, researchers evaluated that you are able to walk around the world 4 times during your whole lifetime, as long as you take around 5,000 steps per day. Isn’t it surprising?
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Everyone knows McDonald’s. Well, it is probably one of your favorite places to grab a snack or eat lunch during the day. McDonald ’s seems to be so popular that it launched a website whose aim is to show off its statistics! And this website checks how many of their products are being sold per second! That’s how you know that 75 burgers are sold worldwide every second and about 500 pounds of chips are sold every five seconds. As to Big Macs, 20 of them are purchased by clients every twenty seconds!
You probably use Facebook every day, and it is so popular that you should know some of the statistical facts concerning this social networking website. Do you know how many users Facebook adds every day? About 500,000! There are 6 new accounts generated every second. However, there are around 270 million profiles that are fake! 76% of all users who have active profiles on Facebook check what’s new there every single day. The average number of friends on Facebook is 155. Have you got more?
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If you have an account on Instagram, this data may be really interesting for you. You probably don’t know that there are as many as 800 million monthly active users there! And more than 95 million pictures are posted each day. An average amount of likes totals to 4.2 billion a day. Have your parents got an account on Instagram? Probably not, as according to statistics, 90 percent of users are younger than 35. The most popular food on Instagram? Pizza, sushi, and steak! Are you surprised?
As trends in shopping have changed a lot, it is probably not that surprising that 54% of the Americans use their mobile phones most often while purchasing things online. Also, 27% of Americans have tried out virtual assistants on their smartphones or standalone devices to buy something. Beauty subscription boxes seem to be really popular as it has 28% of millennial subscribers and Birchbox is topping the list as the most common one. Meal kit subscriptions are also quite common among millennials as 24% of them subscribed to have a meal subscription box that is delivered to their house every month.
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