Curious Statistics That Will Mess With Your View Of The World

We all know that statistics can lie. And these days what with fake news and all, checking your stats can be a full time job. But, just because something sounds crazy, doesn’t mean it’s not true. Today we’re going to go through some data points that might make your head spin. Here are 25 curious statistics that will mess with your view of the world.

1.80% of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t live to see 1946

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Note: the common “Buzzfeed” statistic is 80% but this is incorrect. See the source for more information.

2.There are more people in Greater Tokyo (38 million) than in all of Canada (35 million)Tokyo

3.There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way. In fact, there are 30 times more! (There are 3 trillion trees and 100 billion stars)stars

4.You are more likely to be killed by a toddler with a gun than by a terroristchild

5.Although some people brag about how environmentally conscious they are because they don’t travel or fly planes, agriculture contributes significantly more to greenhouse gases than transportation.cows

6.For the past 15 years, nearly 20% of the daily searches conducted on google have been novel. In other words, every single day 20% of the search phrases people type have never been typed before (that’s about 500 million searches per day)

7.The US has 3.5 million homeless people and 18.5 million empty homes.foreclosure

8.In the last 40 years, Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife

9. 2 out of every 3 Australians will get skin cancer

10.If the Sun all of a sudden exploded into a supernova, it would be a billion times brighter than a hydrogen bomb exploding right in front of your face


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