18 Interesting and Weird Life Facts
A person’s level of education influences the age at which they marry. Couples tend to marry later in states with higher numbers of college-educated adults, while the opposite is true for states with lower education levels.
Throughout most of history, marriage was not necessarily based on mutual love, but an institution devoted to acquiring in-laws and property and to provide the family additional labor forces (by having children).
While couples with children are less likely to divorce than childless couples, the arrival of a new baby is more likely to bring more stress and emotional distance than new happiness. Nearly 90% of couples experienced decrease in martial satisfaction after the birth of their first child.
Compared to singles, married people accumulate about four times more savings and assets. Those who divorced had assets 77% lower than singles.
In conversation, people lie roughly 3 times every 10 minutes.
Tidsoptimist is a Swedish word for someone who thinks they have more time than they actually do.
You’re probably going to throw away 81 pounds of clothing this year. And 95 percent of it could be reused or recycled.
About 10% of pimps accept credit or debit cards.
The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.
A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure.
Papua New Guinea is the world’s most expensive place to take a shower, with the cost of a typical 8-minute rinse approaching US$3.50. That’s 70% of an average person’s daily income.
Home-brewed liquor, or moonshine, accounts for almost 30% of the world’s alcohol drinking.
The middle finger has been used as a derogatory gesture for at least 2400 years.
The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.
Sleeping on your stomach is the most likely position to produce erotic dreams.