Big and small numbers that make you go, "Oh no..."

141.4 million

Americans who went to the emergency room in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a record, and 10 million more than in 2013.


Americans who are driving “previously flooded vehicles” and don’t know it, according to Carfax. These vehicles, sold by unscrupulous dealers and individuals,  will break down sooner. And that number will only increase after hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

63 percent

Americans who don’t get enough sleep while on vacation, according to Princess Cruises. Back at home, that drops to 49 percent.


Number of “pangs of guilt per week” average American parents feel about the way they’re raising their children, according to Farm Rich. In all, 75 percent of parents say they feel “pressured to be perfect.”

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