Are You Normal?


    Facts about Americans. Did you know that...

    Remember when you are reading this
    90% of people say that they sometimes lie.

    * 21% of us don't make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.
    * Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their
    husbands to do it correctly.
    * 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
    * 85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear.
    * 67.5% of men were tightie whities (briefs).
    * The average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B.
    * 85% of women wear the wrong bra size. (Is there a correlation????)

    * 58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
    * 3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order
    with singles leading up to higher denominations.
    * 50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to
    avoid the high prices of snack foods.
    * 39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet.
    * 17% have been caught by the host.
    * 81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.
    * 29% of us ignore RSVP.
    * 35% give to charity at least once a month.
    * 71.6% of us eavesdrop.

    * 69% eat the cake before the frosting.
    * When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton.
    * Snickers is the most popular candy.
    * 22% of us skip lunch daily.
    * 9% of us skip breakfast daily.
    * 66% of us eat cereal regularly.
    * 22% of all restaurant meals include french fries.
    * 14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.

    * 22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
    * Only 13% brush our teeth from side to side.
    * Nearly 1/3 of U.S. women color their hair.
    * 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
    * 58% of women paint their nails regularly.
    * 33% of women lie about their weight.
    * 4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids.
    (I thought that was preferred Trident gum)
    * The average girl starts her period at age 12.
    * 30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.
    * 54.2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet.
    * 23.5% admit they don't always flush.
    * 45.2% pee in the shower.
    * 44.9% pee in the ocean.
    * 28.1% pee in the pool.
    * 46.5% of men say they ALWAYS put the seat down after
    they've used the toilet, yet women claim to ALWAYS find it up.

    * 4 out of 5 sing in the car.
    (and probably 4 out of 5 can't sing for beans either)
    * 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
    * 45% of us consistantly follow the speed limit.
    (This is hard to believe - Get on a highway and go the exact
    speed limit. Are 45% of the people not passing you - I doubt it)
    * 2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
    * 1/3 of us don't wear seat belts.
    * 71% can drive a stick-shift car.
    * 44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.
    (Hint from Jokemaster: When this happens, accelerate while
    simultaneously touching your brake - just enough so the break
    light goes on - scaring the crap out of the guy behing you)
    13% of us admit to occassionally doing our offspring's homework.
    91% of us lie regularly.
    27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.

    * 90% believe in divine retribution.
    * 10% believe in the 10 Commandments.
    (That's one Commandment per person on average)
    * 82% believe in an afterlife.
    * 45% believe in ghosts.
    * 10% of us claim to have seen a ghost. (Not Counting Casper)
    * 49% believe in ESP.

    * 90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
    * 53% read their horoscopes regularly.
    * 16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men).
    * 59% of us say we're average-looking.
    * Less than 10% are trilingual.
    * 37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.
    * 53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
    * 44% reuse tinfoil.
    * 57% save pretty gift paper to reuse.
    * 66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch.
    * 53% of us would take advice from Anne Landers.
    * 28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.
    * 51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.
    * On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.
    * 20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.

    LOVE & SEX
    * 2 out of 5 have married their first love.
    * Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand.
    * 29% of us are virgins when we marry.
    (How many claim they are?)
    * The average sexual experience lasts about 39 minutes.
    * Men say the average erect penis is 10". Women say it's 4".
    * 56% of men have had sex at work.
    * 60% of men and 54% of women have had a 1-night stand.
    * Women buy 4 out of every 10 condoms sold.
    * 1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
    * 6% propose over the phone. (Guys get a clue)
    (And what percent said yes?)
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  3. by   micro
    OKAY, I WILL BITE......

    cause I am in the mood for frivolity and a lighter take on life......

    but i must first preface myself here........

    I am not normal and hope to never be', because for me........that would be drudgery'
    don't get me wrong one point in my life.......I LONGED TO BE NORMAL AND THE JONESES'.....but no longer...........

    so on with a few thoughts.....
    #1 great question and thread............

    #2 born being micro....normal is not a possibility.........

    #3 around the house-----
    my man can do the laundry.........PLEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!
    a c-cup.......what is that.........oh, well i will not droop in later days.............
    bedmaking.......why.........clean sheets and duh, I am going to be laying under them.....Martha Stewart I am not.........

    Habits.....none listed here do i have......hey, broke off easy here.....hehehehehehe

    Food, and why shouldn't I drink straight from the carton.......

    Hygiene.......don't and don't think I will ever color my hair...........

    Driving.......I do have a heavy foot..........

    What we shouldn't be doing.......
    well sometimes a lie is not a lie.............

    casper, well haven't seen, but a ghost.....well yes.....
    and there is something, not quite sure what about ESP between people that are somehow connected.....
    but not the stuff that the John Edwards' show is made up of
    that is just for the gullible

    daily living.........can't quite pick any here that hit with me.........

    love and sex..............
    the average sexual encounter lasts 39 minutes.......give me a break...........
    other than would be good........
    ooooops, sorry this is to be a pg-13 thread..............

    HEY CBS 1413.......COOL THOUGHTS AND THREAD...........
    Last edit by micro on Jun 9, '02
  4. by   MPHkatie
    This I think is a great post,

    But as far as being normal, Heck no, I am extraordinary.
  5. by   aimeee
    Originally posted by cbs3143
    * 56% of men have had sex at work.
    Ok, now this one I have a hard time believing. Who ARE these guys? They can't be nurses. Nurses can barely find time to pee at work.
  6. by   LilgirlRN
    But do they pee standing? see the partygirl thread! lol
  7. by   cbs3143
    Hey Micro,

    That 39 minute sexual encounter might include the drive home from the movie theater :-)


    Abby Normal (one of my favorite lines from "Young Frankenstein, but wait, that's a different thread)
  8. by   fergus51
    29% virgins? PUhleeze! I think that number is missing a decimal point somewhere....
  9. by   nursejws
    I think normal should be removed from everyones dictionary. The way I see it, what's "normal" to me, will definitely NOT be "normal" to any of my peers.
  10. by   micro
    Originally posted by cbs3143
    Hey Micro,
    That 39 minute sexual encounter might include the drive home from the movie theater :-)
    Abby Normal (one of my favorite lines from "Young Frankenstein, but wait, that's a different thread) got it
  11. by   pkmom
    I am so not normal, I never make the bed, I was a virgin, and my hubby asked my daddy's permission to marry me before he got on his knee to propose. I trusted my hubby with only one load of my laundry then I learned my lesson.
  12. by   kewlnurse
    39 minute sexual encounter?
    Does that include the post sex nap?
  13. by   canoehead
    I pride myself on being statistically unusual.

    ...and fascinated by Kewl's avatar. Hmmmm
    Originally posted by cbs3143
    29% of us are virgins when we marry.
    Where are they getting this information? :chuckle


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