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$3.1 billion

The amount of child support paid in 2013 — to custodial fathers. While that sounds like a lot, the U.S. Census says custodial mothers were paid $19.4 billion.


Everyone hears horror stories of July 4th fireworks blowing off fingers, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this is the number of “eye injuries related to fireworks treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2014.”

92 percent

Hot dog lovers who say “the quality of the meat they eat is important,” according to organic food company Applegate. While it’s weird that 8 percent apparently don’t care if they’re eating rancid horse meat, the real surprise is that of this 92 percent, “75 percent say they want to know what’s in their hot dogs and how it’s made.”

1 percent

American drivers who give themselves “a D or F grade” for their driving skills, according to a delusional poll by Hankook Tires. Meanwhile, 28 percent “believe they are excellent drivers, grading themselves an A” and 86 percent insist they’re a solid B. Since there are 6 million traffic accidents a year, someone’s lying.

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