- 27% of Americans live today in a one-person household;
- 44% of Americans sleep with their phones and 58% prefer sleeping with their pets, but only 20% of them can’t imagine their lives without sex;
- lipstick sales and hemline lengths accurately measure the strength of US economy; and,
- FEMA uses Waffle House menu and opening hours to estimate how bad a situation is after a storm.
David Adelman has compiled these and other statistics after reading an anthropological study, "The Weirdest People in the World," which rebuts the traditional hypothesis that all humans have similar psychological traits. As it turns out, Americans are different--the researchers labeled Americans as "weird" meaning "different"--from other homo sapiens.
Adelman then used the most recent scientific studies to identify the "weird" habits of Americans, listed on the infographic below. Though, powerful and proud, Adelman believes America, has may of its idiosyncratic oddities and quirks.
Better yet, The Motley Monk would observe, these data may explain why Americans believe other people are "weird."
To access David Alelman's infographic, click on the following link:http://comparisons.financesonline.com/comparison-of-americans-weird-habits/