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16 surprising statistics that will completely blow your mind

Who knew?

1. 8% of people pronounce Wi-Fi “wiffy”

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We don’t know who these people are, but they aren’t well.

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2. It is estimated that 99% of all the species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct

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3. 89% of people have experienced “phantom vibrations”

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4. 60% of people can’t get through a ten-minute conversation without lying

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5. 2% of American voters thought Mitt Romney’s first name was Mittens

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6. 75% of women have admitted to peeing in the shower

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7. Only 8% of people manage to keep their New Year’s resolutions

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8. Between 43% and 54% of pilots have admitted to falling asleep while flying

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And almost a third said they woke up to find their co-pilot asleep.

Comforting.

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9. A couple will exchange 80 million germs during a ten-second shift

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10. As recently as 2011, 90% of people were unfamiliar with the CTRL + F computer shortcut

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Still unfamiliar? Time to get acquainted with your favourite new internet trick.

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11. 80% of Soviet males born in 1923 did not survive World War 2

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12. 15% of Google searches have never been searched before

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13. Left-handed people earn 10% less than their right-handed peers

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Justice for lefties!

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14. 69% of children aged 2-5 can use a computer mouse, but only a mere 11% can tie their shoelaces

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15. 20% of songs on Spotify have received zero plays, God love them

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:(

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16. 28% of people who work in IT don’t tell their family and friends for fear of being asked to help fixing computers

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Good shout, if you ask us.

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