From a piece of forwarded email that arrived in my box one day...

Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 09:12:26 -0500
Subject: Facts about Americans

>Just in case you were wondering...
>(Facts about Americans. Did you know that...)
>Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.
>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.
>3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading 
>up to higher denominations.
>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.
>29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store.
>50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high 
>prices of snack foods.
>90% believe in divine retribution.
>10% believe in the 10 Commandments.
>82% believe in an afterlife.
>45% believe in ghosts.
>13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail. 
>29% of us are virgins when we marry.
>58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't.
>10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
>Over 50% believe in spanking - but only a child over 2 years old. 
>35% give to charity at least once a month.
>How far would you go for $10 million? 25% would abandon their friends, 
>family, and church. 7% would murder.
>69% eat the cake before the frosting.
>When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton. 
>85% of us will eat Spam this year.
>70% of us drink orange juice daily.
>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.
>Only 13% brush our teeth from side to side. 
>45% use mouthwash every day.
>22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink. 
>The typical shower is 101 degrees F.
>Nearly 1/3 of U.S. women color their hair.
>9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.
>53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on. 
>58% of women paint their nails regularly.
>62% of us pop our zits.
>33% of women lie about their weight. 
>10% of us claim to have seen a ghost. 
>57% have had deja vu.
>49% believe in ESP.
>4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids. 
>The average girl starts her period at age 12. 
>44% have broken a bone.
>Only 30% of us know our cholesterol level. 
>14% have attended a self-help meeting.
>15% regularly go to a shrink.
>78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home.
>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.
>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.
>55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're sing the 
>39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet. 17% have been caught by the 
>81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants. 
>29% of us ignore RSVP.
>71.6% of us eavesdrop.
>22% are functionally illiterate.
>Less than 10% are trilingual.
>37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR. 
>53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.
>56% of women do the bills in a marriage.
>2 out of 3 of us wouldn't give up our spouse even for a night for a million 
>20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life. 
>40% of us have had music lessons.
>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% read their horoscopes regularly.
>16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men). 
>59% of us say we're average-looking.
>Blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful. 
>90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.
>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. 
>2 out of 5 have married their first love.
>The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
>Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand. 
>1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.
>6% propose over the phone.
>71% can drive a stick-shift car.
>45% of us consistently follow the speed limit. 
>2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.
>1/3 of us don't wear seat belts.
>12% of men never use their car blinkers.
>44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them. 
>25% of us drive after we've been drinking.
>4 out of 5 sing in the car.
>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.
>1 in 3 of us have had an extramarital affair. 
>62% think there is nothing wrong with affairs.
>60% of men and 54% of women have had a 1-night stand. 
>The most common fantasy is oral sex.
>Women buy 4 out of every 10 condoms sold. 
>8% of us have regular anal sex.
>58% like dirty talk during sex.
>22% rent porno flicks at least once.