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1% of all babies born in the United States are conceived through in-vitro fertilization. - San Diego Union, 7/1/08

55% of all deaths caused by firearms in the United States are suicides. - San Diego Union, 7/1/08

2.4% of all Americans are in the criminal justice system somehow. 7,200,000 Americans are now either behind bars, on probation, or on parole. - The Week Magazine, 6/27/08

76% of American commuters drive to work alone. - The Week Magazine, 6/6/08

Americans throw out 27% of the 350,000,000 pounds of food they buy each year. - New York Times, 5/18/08

If you are a pregnant woman, if you eat a bowl of cereal each week, it is 87% more likely that will give birth to a boy. - CBS News (Denver, CO) , 4/23/08

As of May 2008, 13% of the 100 top-grossing films of all time were made by either Steven Spielberg or George Lucas. - The Week Magazine, 5/2/08

27% of laser printers emit particulate chemicals as harmful to lungs as second hand smoke. - The Week Magazine, 12/28/07

70% of all trees cut for use as Christmas trees are whisked to departing trucks by helicopter. - The Week Magazine, 12/28/07

47% of dogs in the United States sleep in a family member's bed. - The Week Magazine, 8/10/07

2.4% of all newlyweds are over 65, says the U.S. Census Bureau. - Arizona Daily Star, 7/30/06

40% of Amsterdam commuters get to work by bicycle. - The Week Magazine, 5/18/07

60% of Japanese people will not make eye contact with another Japanese person during a conversation. 60% of Japanese people will make eye contact during conversation with a robot, however. - San Diego Union, 5/3/06

Fully 5% of England's entire population own Keane's "Hopes and Fears" CD. - The Week Magazine, 7/21/06

20% of the human genome has been patented. - Popular Science, 8/06

23% of all the psychiatrists in the country are in the New York City metro area. - The Week Magazine, 5/19/06

30% of Americans don't know what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place. - Yahoo! News, 8/9/06

90% of Internet traffic today is SPAM related. It's estimated that 100,000,000,000 unsolicited commercial messages travel the Internet each day. - The Week Magazine, 8/10/07

20% of all road accidents in Sweden involve an elk. - San Diego Union, 5/3/06

10% of states in the USA have more gun dealers than gas stations. - Time, 3/27/06

15% (estimated) of internet users don't use search engines. They just type a subject, add ".com" and hope for the best. - The Week Magazine, 1/20/06
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