In 1969, Iowa State College conducted a survey indicating that a parent's stress level at the time of conception is a major factor in determining the child's sex. The child is usually the same sex as the less stressed parent.
More than one-third of us say our most difficult self-discipline challenge is weight, but almost as many cite spending. Coming in way behind these two are controlling our fears or our tempers, and fewer than two percent say their biggest challenge is smoking or drinking.
Nearly 1/3 of US women color their hair.
44% have broken a bone.
Snickers is the most popular candy.
Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular party day of the year - surpassing New Year's Eve. It is also the slowest weekend for weddings.
Per a national survey, 80 percent of U.S. teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have received chocolate as a gift from their students.
Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in twenty thousand.
In 1995, each American used an annual average of 731 pounds of paper, more than double the amount used in the 1980s. Contrary to predictions that computers would displace paper, consumption is growing.
Astronaut Shannon Lucis spent 188 days in a row in space. That is the American record.