"Facts about Americans" joke

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. 67. 5% of men were tightie whities (briefs). 3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up tohigher 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 highprices 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. 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. 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. 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. 30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat. 54. 2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet. 39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet. 17% have been caught by the host. 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 their spouse even for a night for a million U. S. dollars. 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 creditfor 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. 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 consistantly 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.

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