Facts & Trends

Football and Rugby

Percentage change since 2009 in the number of Americans who play football: -17 Who play rugby: +77 ...
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Deaths Caused By Traffic Accident

Number of deaths in traffic accidents for every 100,000 vehicles on the road in developed nations: 11 In Ethiopia: 3,865 ...
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Americans say work is hard to shake even while vacationing

61% - Percentage of employed vacationers who plan to work during their time off doing tasks such as... 38% - Emailing 32% - Accessing work documents on computer 30% - Calling 24% - Texting 20% - Fielding requests by boss, client or co-worker to do work ...
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Mapping human emotions

When you're angry, your face, head, and arms grow hot When you're depressed, a cold numbness grips your head and arms. Love triggers a warm glow throughout your upper body, especially around your heart. Human emotions, a new study has ...
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Trying anything to find water

A growing numbers of drought-afflicted California farmers began hiring dowsers to locate underground water.  “Scientists don’t believe in it,” said vintner Marc Mondavi, “but I do and most of the farmers in the [Napa] Valley do.” ...
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The two deadliest drugs in America are both legal

The two deadliest drugs in America are both legal.  Tobacco kills more than 500,000 Americans a year.  Alcohol is linked to 88,000 deaths a year (including those caused by drunk driving and violent behavior) and more than 4.6 million emergency ...
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Deaths In Jail

About a dozen inmates die behind bars each day, or about 4,400 jail and prison inmates each year. In jails, suicide is the leading cause of death ...
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Melanoma

The rate of U.S. diagnoses for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has doubled in the past 30 years, from 11.2 cases per 100,000 people in 1982 to 22.7 cases per 100,000 in 2011, according to a Centers for ...
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Drinking in Modern America

Americans drink far less today than our predecessors did. In 1830, the average American drank the equivalent of 7.1 gallons of pure alcohol per year. In 2013, by comparison, the average American drank the equivalent of 2.34 gallons of pure ...
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Mirror, Mirror

A British survey found that the average man looks at himself in the mirror 23 times a day, compared with 16 times for women.  Men like to "admire" their appearance, researchers found, while women simply make sure "they look OK." ...
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