Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Facts: Draw Your Own Conclusions

I have compiled a list of facts that I have recently learned.  Some are posititve, some are negative. I find every one of them very interesting. As the title says, I will leave you to draw your own conclusions, although I could give a speech on most of these. 
  • Sales of fast food kids' meals dropped 6% in 2011, thanks to parents who are choosing healthier meals or smaller portions.
  • Chin implant surgery is on the rise. 71% more "chinplants" were performed in 2011 than the year before. 
  • The U.S. government has issued a mandate to car manufactures to increase average fuel efficiency of cars to 54.5 mpg by 2025.
  • 34% of adults in the United States are obese.
  • The average 2 year old child in America gets 41% of his vegetable calories from french fries.
  • The European Union requires mandatory labeling on foods containing genetically modified organisms.
  • The U.S. government says there is not proof that GMOs are harmful.
  • If you don't water your lawn during the summer, it may turn brown but the underground part will survive, allowing the grass to come back when it cools off. 
  • A single bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a night. (Anyone see a bathouse in their future?)
  • A new study had found that increasing your consumption of carbohydrates also increases your risk of breast cancer.
  • Celiac disease, a disease that causes the immune system to attack the small intestine if one ingests gluten, is now 4 times more prevalent than it was 50 years ago.
  • Americans average 18 pounds of sugar per person per year, which translates to about 18% of our calories.
  • Over 50% of American women begin dying their hair in their youth.
  • More than 90% of cancer diagnoses can be attributed to lifestyle or environment.
  • A recent study showed that 93% of women talk negatively about the fat on their bodies. A third of those talk about it on a regular basis. 
  • 25% of groceries purchased in the U.S. are bought at Wal-Mart.


  1. Interesting list, surprise by some, but not at all by other.. thanks for sharing

  2. Ugh, I can't believe 41% of 2 year olds veggies consumption is from french fries! That's so sad!

  3. The chin implant one really got me... I mean, really?? Chin implants?? Wow.

    Also, the bat one made me happy about the fact that we saw a bat flying around behind our house last week at night. :)

  4. I hear the chin implants are from people on Skype to much- they see their chins more often. LOL- don't know if it is true or not.

  5. Interesting facts. Some were duh but some were new. =)