20 Times Statistical Facts Were So Fascinating, People Had To Share Them Online

Published 2 years ago

What comes to your mind when you hear the word statistics? Some boring numbers and facts, right? What if I tell you that not all statistical data is boring? Today, we have collected some fun-to-learn stats to entertain you.

Someone on Reddit recently asked “What is the most interesting statistic you know?” and many people shared some really fascinating facts and data that you might not have heard before. Scroll below to read some of those answers.

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Image source: elcoco13, Michael S

93% of people don’t check facts they read on the internet.


Image source: unreadable_captcha, Carlos Muza

67% of statistics are made up


Image source: Davecasa, William Warby

Of the 30 fastest 100 meter sprint times, 21 were run by athletes who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The other 9 were Usain Bolt.


Image source: the_universe_is_ded, Jasmine Halki

Genghis Khan killed so many people that he cooled the earth by a bit.


Image source: BreakfastShots, Smoke_Me_When_i_Die

Communism has worked 0% of the times it was tried.


Image source: PBB22, Ivan Aleksic

There have been 288 mass shootings at schools since 2009 in the USA. The country with the next highest amount has………….. 8. To be clear they have 2.7% of the mass shootings at school that we do.

Which does not count Pulse in Orlando, the Vegas Strip shooting, etc.


Image source: selfishnerd77, Anna Shvets

The human eye blinks about 4.2 million times a year on average


Image source: medicated_in_PHL, Daniel Oberhaus

If you made $295,000 every single day since the birth of Christ, you still wouldn’t be worth what Elon Musk is.

Edit: Let’s put the same concept into seconds. If you were to do a conversion of dollars to seconds ($1 = 1 second), the median American gets 1 day and 10 hours (net worth of $121,760).

Elon musk would get 6,910 YEARS.


Image source: SuvenPan, Vic_B

34 percent of adults and 75 percent of children sleep with a stuffed animal or a blanket, or other sentimental object as their comfort object.


Image source: TheDankestPassions, Ariungoo Batzorig

Despite making up less than 4% of the population, Americans produce over 20% of the garbage in the world.


Image source: Kraagenskul, State Farm

Less than 10% of Americans do not wear seatbelts and account for 51% of car related fatalities.

Wear your seatbelt. Ignore your friend who told you “My buddy’s cousin would’ve died if he was wearing his seatbelt!”


Image source: ETphonehoooome, 4711018

Innocent people will admit to a crime they never committed 43% of the time.


Image source: debTG81007, Agnieszka Mordaunt

That the remains found in Machu Picchu are 80% female.


Image source: Molesandmangoes, nasa

48% of British people wouldn’t go to space even if their safety was guaranteed with the most popular reason being that they just simply didn’t have any interest in going


Image source: JESquirrel, dorographie

Dragonflies have a 95% hunt success rate. Making them the most effective hunters in the world.


Image source: Adventurous_Light_85, zeevveez

That belly button bacteria study was wild. 60 belly buttons sampled. 2368 different species of bacteria found. The study indicated that 1458 of them may be new to science. One had a rare bacteria found in Japanese soil and they had never been to Japan. Two had rare bacteria that thrived on ice caps and thermal vents. Not a single bacteria was common to all buttons.


Image source: personoid, Tony Webster

There are more Panda Express restaurants than actual Pandas


Image source: peon2, Nils Bouillard

20% of the mammal species on our planet are different types of bats.

There’s about 5000 species of mammals, and about 1000 of them are varieties of our little winged buddies.


Image source: Creek-StyleYus, Museums Victoria

70% of the german population believe that their ancestors during WW2 helped jewish escapees or didn’t support/partake in the actions performed by the nazis.


Image source: Cantbetoobad1953, Maxim Hopman

There are more privately owned guns than people in the U.S. (Washington Post June 19, 2018)

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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