Hello Bloggers!! Just a quick post this morning to get the brain working and blood flowin’! This post is about weird surveys, and to be honest, I believe all surveys are faulty. That may not be the correct word, but it’s too early yet. I’ll think of it later and wish I could insert it into this post…I do that with arguments too. “WHY didn’t I say that?” or “I should have said…” I’m sure we have all experienced that.
Anyway, I will write a blog someday, when I have more time, about all the things wrong with surveys. But, for now…enjoy these “weird surveys” from www.weirdfacts.com (but of course, the witty sarcasm in bold and italics cannot be blamed on the poor innocent writers of weirdfacts.com)
- Nobody yet has explained satisfactorily why couples who marry in January, February, and March tend to have the highest divorce rates. Can anyone explain why people who get married in June, July, and August divorce? This survey named 1/4th of the year and acted like it’s a mystery! One of the months (or three) have to be the highest number of divorces, it can’t have anything to do with which month it is, can it?
- A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy. Of course they do, it’s cute and an acceptable term. I’m loud and obnoxious doesn’t give the same ooomph.
- The Average American/Canadian eats about 11.9lbs of cereal per year. This should be divided between adults and children.
- The Average American/Canadian drinks about 600 soda’s per year. That would be less than two a day. Yeah, I can see that.
- More People use blue toothbrushes then red ones. I can see this being correct too. And most of these I don’t think are weird at all. Blue is probably most people’s favorite color and the toothbrush thing, well guys might think red looks a little too much like pink.
- According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners. Again, not weird. Or if it is, I’m weird too. I buy for my dog every Christmas. He’s one of the family!
- The average American family views television six hours each day. Ok, that’s just ridiculous. This one should be divided kids from adults, and weekends from weekdays. By saying American families watch TV for six hours a day, they get the shock factor out there that all Americans do is sit around all day and watch TV, but that’s not true for most of us. They should also sift out the employed adults from the unemployed.
- About two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute. I believe that, but how many people die per minute? It’s an impression that the population is bursting…ok, yeah we’re living longer and it could be, but we have to consider deaths in order to get a true picture of population numbers.
- Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in twenty thousand. Ok, wow…I’d like to see how they came up with this one. People in the nation murdered divided by the population numbers? It’s the smallest ratio I’ve ever seen. Twenty thousand? Hmmm….glad I don’t believe surveys.
Happy Bloggin’ and have a terrific Wednesday. Thank you for dropping by…