Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Did You Know? Mindful Trivia

I see that Fox TV has a new way of dumbing down America with its new quiz show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader". Hopefully, anyone who is smarter than a 5th grader will not be tuning in. Speaking of dumbing down, it is rather frightening that only 24% of Americans can name two Supreme Court Justices but 77% can name two of the seven dwarfs. (Time, 2006)

Here are some more trivia facts that you can use to dazzle your friends or make small talk at that next party. Most of these facts are even EverythingHealth.

32% - Percentage reduction in heart attack risk in men who take one aspirin a day. (Jama, 2006)

17% - Percentage reduction in stroke risk in women who take one aspirin a day. (Jama, 2006)

34% - Percentage of patients who request drugs that they read about on the Internet. (BusinessWeek, 2006)

20% - Percentage of American adults who smoke. (BusinessWeek, 2006)

90% - Estimated percentage of DVDs sold in China that are illegal copies. (BusinessWeek, 2006)

9.9% - Percentage of teens 12 to 17 who abused drugs during a one-month period in 2005 (Health & Human Services)

11.6% - Percentage of teens abusing drugs during one month in 2002 (HHS)

$1.9 Trillion - Amount Americans spent on health care in 2004 (National Coalition on Health Care, 2006)

1 for 390 - number of physicians for every person in the United States. (World Health Report, 2006)

1 for 33,000 - number of physicians for every person in Mozambique. (World Health Report, 2006)

5,000 - Number of species of mushrooms.

100 - Number of mushroom species that are poisonous to humans.

Isn't it amazing how much trivia there is in the world and how interesting it can be?

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