The Journey's Focus

On The Average

Author Unknown

 

Did you know:

  • A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.
  • An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
  • An average pig squeals at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.
  • An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  • Average calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska's annual Iditarod race: 10,000.
  • Average length of a coat hanger when straightened: 44 inches.
  • Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
  • Average number of hummingbirds required to create the weight of 1 ounce: 18.
  • Average number of squirts from a cow's udder needed to yield a gallon of milk : 345.
  • Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
  • During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
  • Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
  • Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
  • If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
  • In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.
  • It takes a lobster approximately 7 years to grow to be one pound.
  • On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
  • On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
  • On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.
  • On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
  • On average, pigs live for about 15 years.
  • On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
  • Pregnancy in humans lasts on average about 270 days (from conception to birth).
  • Smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
  • The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds.
  • The average adult guinea pig weighs 2 pounds.
  • The average adult male ostrich, the world's largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
  • The average adult raccoon weighs 21 pounds.
  • The average American spends 120 hours a month watching television, the equivalent of five complete days in front of the TV.
  • The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
  • The average American woman spends 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed.
  • The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  • The average capacity of a pelican's pouch is 12 quarts.
  • The average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids.
  • The average chicken lays about 260 eggs a year.
  • The average cod deposits between 4 and 6 million eggs at a single spawning.
  • The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk each day.
  • The average cup of coffee contains more than 1000 different chemical components, none of which is tasted in isolation but only as part of the overall flavor.
  • The average duration of sexual intercourse for humans is 2 minutes.
  • The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.
  • The average fox weighs 14 pounds.
  • The average healthy porpoise lives 30 years.
  • The average home size in the United States is now 2,200 square feet, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
  • The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  • The average life expectancy of a beaver in captivity is five years.
  • The average life expectancy of a kangaroo in captivity is 7 years.
  • The average life expectancy of a leopard in captivity is 12 years.
  • The average life expectancy of a rhinoceros in captivity is 15 years.
  • The average life expectancy of geese, barring all accidents, is 25 years.
  • The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.
  • The average life span of a moose is 15 to 25 years.
  • The average life span of the hedgehog is 10 years.
  • The average litter of Mexican wolves is between four and seven pups.
  • The average llama weighs 375 pounds.
  • The average person drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  • The average person laughs about 15 times a day.
  • The average person loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
  • The average person produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air. The rest is from fermentation of undigested food.
  • The average person's scalp has 100,000 hairs.
  • The average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
  • The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
  • The average person's hair will grow approximately 590 inches in a lifetime.
  • The average porcupine has more than 30,000 quills.
  • The average porpoise weighs 103 pounds.
  • The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.
  • The average steer reaches sexual maturity six months after birth.
  • The average US male will spend 2,965 hours shaving during his lifetime.
  • The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.
  • The linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.
  • The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.
  • The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

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