13 Statistical World Facts That Even Those Who Hate Numbers Find Interesting

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What do you do when you see a lot of numbers, charts and the word, “statistics”? You very well may ignore them. But not today! We’ve collected some of the most interesting statistical facts that reveal a lot about the world around us. For example, did you know that around 1,700 people in the U.S. become millionaires every day?

Bright Side is sharing the most interesting facts about the things that happen right here on our planet.

1.Bangladesh has a bigger population than Russia.

According to today’s data, the population of the small country, Bangladesh is bigger than the population of Russia. There are 20 million more people in Bangladesh even though the area of the country is 116,000 times smaller than that of Russia.

2. There are far less stars than trees.

According to statistics, there are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way. Today, there are around 3 trillion trees and 400 billion stars.

3. Germany’s population has the lowest percentage of children.

Children aged 0 to 14 years make just 12% of the population of Germany, whereas in Kenya the same age group makes up 40% of the population.

4. Mary and James are the most popular names.

From the years 1917 to 2016, the most popular names were James for boys and Mary for girls. Among the boys, there were almost 5 million children named James, and 3.5 million girls named Mary. And interestingly enough, the name Justin was not very popular during this time period: it placed as number 38 on the list of names with 769,098 people having it.

5. The People’s Republic of China is known as, “The Golden Republic”.

There is more gold in China than in any other country. Research has found that 440 tons of gold are mined in China every year.

6. For the past thousand years, Earth’s population has grown 22 times bigger.

The population of Earth has grown more than 22 times from the year 1000 to 2000. In July of the year 1000, there were 275,000,000 people; and in July of the year 2000, there were 6,145,006,989 people.

7. You can walk around Earth 4.5 times during your life.

On average, a person makes 7,500 steps a day with an average life expectancy of 80 years. Using this data, scientists calculated that a person can walk 180,000 kilometers during their lifetime. This means that in your life, you can walk around the equator 4.5 times.

8. In the U.S., people watch TV over 4 hours a day.

Every day, people in the U.S. spend 1/5 of their time (270 minutes) watching television. Just after America comes Poland, where people watch TV for 264 minutes.

9. The smallest number of children are born on Saturdays.

Scientists have learned on which day of the week more children are born. Thursday comes in first at 12.8%, followed by Monday at 11%. The least popular day to be born on is Saturday at 10%.

10. 90% of letters are spam.

According to Cisco, 90% of all e-mails are spam letters.

11. Danish women are the most hardworking mothers.

According to statistics, 82% of mothers in Denmark work regularly. Sweden, the Netherlands, and Slovenia don’t come far after Denmark. Greece comes in at last place — less than 50% of mothers work in this country.

12. McDonald’s sells 75 burgers per second.

One of the most popular fast food restaurants, McDonald’s sells around 75 burgers a second. They even have a special website which can help you track how many products have been sold and how many clients have been served.

13. In the U.S., 1,700 people become millionaires every day.

There are many more millionaires in the world than you might think. In the U.S., 1,700 people become millionaires every day. According to statistics, in the U.S., there are more than 8 million families whose yearly income is more than $1 million — and this number doesn’t include any property or jewelry.

How do these statistics make you feel? Which of these facts amazed you the most?

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"Scientists have learned on which day of the week more children are born. Thursday comes in first at 12.8%"
Who made the statistics?! if there are 7 days and the birth distribution was equally, it must be 1/7 or ~14.3%. therefor, Thursday can't be the first with 12.8%! it must be higher than 14.3%!!!
Finally, the link added shows that the first is Friday with more than twice probability compare to the other days.


And the Bangladesh - Russia think wasn't surprising at all - Bangladesh has a very high population while Russia's is very low again.


"Greece comes in at last place — less than 50% of mothers work in this country." Great job insulting hard-working mums all around the world.


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