BIRTHS/DEATHS ON AN AVERAGE DAY: 3/" 9-8
0 10,501 Americans are born. i::
0 5,937 Americans die. A
1,994 babies are born to unwed mothers.
2,531 babies are born by Caesarean section.
673,693 Americans have a birthday. j
ENTERTAINMENT ON AN AVERAGE DAY: : ; '
2,982,192 Americans attend movies.
6,301,370 videos are rented.
7,490 homes are wired for cable television.
41,096 telephone calls are made fo dial-a-porn -
numbers; 875 calls are made to dial-a-prayer. mBy oDO M6Nrom ugur iahiing from the U.S.
I One new movie is released. if thi Lo AeleD Department of Agriculture to the
"atlfii HEeadlcle Foundation to
SALARIES ON AN AVERAGE DAY: ,,ki ?^i E.. ialeo Inlorma-
0 The president 6f the United States, earns ed M tti l? t to int, rma-
$547.95. .EoWi^> o i lbfo4 tridd I to cover al
SThe estate of Elvis Presley earns $41,095.89. t i lid ted wc ts id of] our Uves," he'
Charles Schulz earns $87,671.23. 4e11 See ? -, -
SBill Cosby earns $95,890.41. f ortthost ni p i ttle to dally format
Michael Jackson earns $164,383.56. t y his utline, Bey-
INJURIES ON AN AVERAGE DAY: "li.nfotrmatIon
S* One American is Injured by lightning. Qm ir hence, the
N 68 are Injured playing golf. o "-
104 are In uredwe e shaving.
S153 are in ured using chain saws. ent o
S307 are Injured in the bathtub or shower. Ol i d fully the
suci at this
FOOD ON AN AVERAGE DAY:
S133,932,656 Americans eat out. 6:t? M i S te e humor-
S16,300,000 eat at McDonald's. ipaty sdth noth-
Americans spend $21,917,808 on snack food. i of' Amajor
17 million Tootsie Rolls are produced. z t tSii th niouera
The average family spends $13.71 shopping for to sc rmaon.
food. =M M&Ilot of pre-
BEAUTY/IURGERY .. on an
9EAUTY/dURGERY h *omm 59 min 7 annts discovery t On an
ON AN AVERAGE DAY: .. *, iOl uii c da eSy, ,,09,8 condoms are
0 Eight Americans-receive hair transplants.
1,618 undergo aesthetic plastic surgery. at thif sys about
S$46,575,342 is spent on beauty-related goods a '' eria i mei and condon use In
and services. 1jobS. thM-,*l fr^ left for readers to
$202,739,726 Is spent on low-calorie foods. ii: i l ba"n lets
S$1,668,493 is spent on hair spray. er imi
: f ,~~sOi k to emselves,
"it ti pl s them
ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT PURCHASED o paesnt
4V SOPPIN ON AN AVERAGE DAY: Fi-
3,014 hockey sticks; ..6 m gin (irved with
S8,493 basketballs; he Peace Corps; and, 868 mer-
C 29,589 pairs of aerobic shoes; i j I3 the armed forces.
33,973 sets of golf clubs; Ij d': n average
S486,575 golf balls, sth fsed al government spends
.... s -cat. on the feder-
/ SHOPPING ON AN AVERAGE DAY: ; sp ehas ie es F
$3,191,353,425 Is spent at retail stores.
S$1.6 billion s spent at sho ng malls.a intical orra
SAmericans spend $2,054,75 on baby food. Book paints statistical portrait
coAmericans spend $8,550,685 onofdog food age day, 5 Amercan impaget nose
SChristian n 8 o tFrom Pae F observice. "I That 7 understand Amen ricans
SOn an average day 125455 ve breast lits? That Americ "What
S .on defense acquiredspend $10,410,959 on potato chips?
CHARITY ON AN AVERAGE DAY: gures support either sde whelmt 965,00ng. I Americans drin k Coca-
240 case s gof arson to care reported. "Environmen o a certainy thpoltcat Cola for breakfast? That 41,50 ,849
SI Of that total, $12,328,767 Is given by bent," Heymann said. "But you pictures are taken?
don't have to agree with me to en-
$, 2S joy this book. Most of the (statlstlcs) 'What we do has an Impact'
$1 93,474 rimes argiven by bequests. an be argued eter way." Whatevre this cohuge entitry haslkng
S$17,479,452 is given by foundations. A good example Is a statistic lectively come to, the numbers re-
$210,465,753 is given by Individuals. Heymann gleaned from the U.S. Na- veal It.
ti: lonal Parks ServIce. "I feel I understand Americans-
On an average day, 125,455 better now," Heymann said. "What
CRIME ON AN AVERAGE DAY: acres of land are acquired for addi- we do has an impact. It's over-
tlon to the national parks. whelming. I may know that I drink
240 cases of arson are reported. Environmentaists say that is not a Coke, but the fact that 523 million
11,800 American homes are burglarized, enough. Cokes are served every day, that
1 49 Americans are murdered. : Developers say that is too much. more than 41 million photographs
34,795 Americans are arrested. "It's a good way to start an argu- are taken every day ... the size of
n C e r o t .Many of the Items, though, have "We're this huge entity, walking
S ." nothing to do with politics. They around taking photographs and
deal with much more telling sub- drinking Coke. The size and dlversi-