They're weirder than you even thought.

101 pounds

The right-hand grip strength of men between the ages of 20 and 24, says the Journal of Hand Therapy. (Yes, it’s a real thing.) In 1985, the number was 121 pounds. One explanation: Today’s young people spend so much time typing on their phones, their hand strength has diminished.

64 percent

Millennials who, despite their internet addiction, “rely on their mother or stepmother for health information,” says the TransAmerica Center for Health Studies. Then there’s this: “The most common health conditions that millennials are facing include depression (17 percent), weight issues (15 percent overweight and 7 percent obesity), and anxiety disorders (14 percent).”

44 percent

Millennial homeowners “aspire to have their lawns be the envy of their neighborhood,” says John Deere. ” They even rated it above having a nice TV.” Interestingly, only 37 percent of “older generations” give a crap about lawn envy.

43 percent

Millennials who “can’t go to the toilet without their smartphone,” according to a poll of 2,000 idiots by the coupon website Coupofy. Also: “One in three millennials check their phones right after sex.”

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