25 Crazy Statistics About Life And Living

Posted by , Updated on January 12, 2016

Life is crazy. From the complexity of the human body and  the intricacies of our brain to the way we react with one another and the sociological phenomena of living in large, dynamic societies our lives are something of a beautiful mess. As humans we are simultaneously some of the most complex, tough, simple, and fragile things in the universe. Whether it is an unbelievable fact about our physiology or something interesting about the way we relate to one another there is sure to be something on this list that you didn’t know. For example, did you know that nearly 2/3 of the people in the history of humanity that lived to be 65 years old are alive today? While that sounds crazy it is primarily because more people are alive today than ever before. In fact, out of the 108 billion humans estimated to have walked the Earth, more than 7 billion of them are alive today. That means that only 93% of humans in history have died! Isn’t that mind boggling? Out of all of history, 7% of humans are alive today. Our world has changed so much and this list will pay tribute to that fact. These are 25 crazy statistics about life and living!

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Human life expectancy has increased more in the past 50 years than in the last 200,000 years

hour glassSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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More things live on your skin than there are humans on planet Earth

More things live on your skin than there are humans on planet EarthSource: curiosity.com, Image: wikipedia
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Speaking of skin, during your lifetime your skin will replace itself an average of 900 times

Speaking of skin, during your lifetime your skin will replace itself an average of 900 timesSource: ft.com, Image: wikipedia
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On average, a person would fill two swimming pools with 25,000 quarts of saliva during their lifetime

On average, a person would fill two swimming pools with 25,000 quarts of saliva during their lifetimeSource: howstuffworks.com, Image: wikipedia
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Here's another statistic - you'll spend about 3 months of your life on the toilet

Here's another statistic - you'll spend about 3 months of your life on the toiletSource: scotsman.com, Image: wikipedia

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To get a bit more serious, 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 per day

To get a bit more serious, 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 per daySource: globalissues.org, Image: wikipedia
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In comparison to such poverty, the average American will spend nearly 6 months of their life talking on the phone

But the average American will spend nearly half a year on the phone before they dieSource: bls.gov, Image: wikipedia
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People who have a solid community of friends live nearly four years longer than people who don't

People who have a solid community of friends live nearly 4 years longer than people who don'tSource: dailymail.co.uk, Image: wikipedia
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If you sit for more than three hours every day you're cutting nearly two years off of your life expectancy

If you sit for more than 3 hours everyday though...you're cutting nearly 2 years off of your life expectancySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Part of the reason why women live longer than men is because their immune systems age more slowly

Part of the reason why women live longer than men is because their immune systems age more slowlySource: bbc.com, Image: wikipedia
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People who jog live almost six years longer than people who don't

People who jog live almost six years longer than people who don'tSource: dailymail.co.uk, Image: wikipedia
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An average person can survive nearly two months without eating

An average person can survive nearly 2 months without eatingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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If everyone on Earth properly washed their hands, nearly 1 million lives would be saved every year

If everyone on Earth properly washed their hands, nearly 1 million lives would be saved every yearSource: hygienecentral.org.uk, Image: wikipedia
12

The average person spends two weeks of his/her life kissing

The average person spends two weeks of his/her life kissingSource: psychologytoday.com, Image: pixabay
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Every year, life expectancy increases by three months

Every year, life expectancy increases by 3 monthsSource: nia.nih.gov, Image: wikipedia
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The average person will walk 120,000 km (75,000 miles) in their life. That's a little bit over 3 times around the world!

The average person will walk 120,000 km (75,000 miles) in their life. That is 5 times around the world!Source: dailymail.co.uk, Image: wikipedia
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Every cigarette you smoke reduces your life expectancy by 11 minutes

Every cigarette you smoke reduces your life expectancy by 11 minutesSource: news.bbc.co.uk, Image: wikipedia
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Your probability of living to more than 110 years old is 1 in 7 million

Your probability of living to more than 110 years old is 1 in 7 millionSource: smithsonianmag.com, Image: wikipedia
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Contrary to popular belief, your chance of eating a spider while asleep at any point during your life is pretty close to 0%

Contrary to popular belief, your chance of eating a spider while asleep at any point during your life is pretty close to 0%Source: scientificamerican.com, Image: wikipedia
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The average person will yawn about 250,000 times during their life

The average person will yawn about 250,000 times during their lifeSource: reuters.com, Image: wikipedia
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An average American will eat 35 tonnes of food in their lifetime

An average American will eat 35 tonnes of food in their lifetimeSource: vvsd.org, Image: wikipedia
4

Men spend roughly six months of their life shaving

Men spend roughly 6 years of their life shavingSource: askmen.com, Image: wikipedia
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According to the American Cancer Society, men in the United States have a 43.31% chance of developing some form of cancer during their lifetime

Also for the men, in the United States they have a 50% chance of developing cancer during their lifeSource: cancer.org, Image: pixabay
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Sleeping less than seven hours per night reduces your life expectancy

Sleeping less than 7 hours per night reduces your life expectancySource: medicalnewstoday.com, Image: wikipedia
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2/3 of all the people in the history of the world that have lived to be 65 years old are alive today

2/3 of all the people in the history of the world that have lived to be 65 years old are alive todaySource: forbes.com, Image: wikipedia

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