Everyone wants to believe they’re extremely unique and have a purpose in this universe, but have any of you ever stopped to consider the alternative and ponder just how average you are? Well, WIRED Magazine pondered exactly that, and they looked into just what makes up the Average American, and how much time the Average American spends doing any given task. The results are rather fascinating, and depending on whether or not you’re interested in people’s bowel movements and time spent in the bathroom then you’re really going to dig this video:
I’ve broken down everything they mentioned in this video into text, which may or may not be easier for some of you to digest than having to watch a two minute video.
The Average American:
Gets 8.7 hours of sleep per night.
The average american male has 11 erections per day.
Coffee drinkers drink an average of 1.85 cups of coffee per day day, and consume 80 to 84 grams of sugar.
The Average American burns through 80 to 100 gallons of water per day (showers, bathroom, etc).
The Average American pees somewhere between 4 and 7 times per day, and they poop somewhere between once every three days and 3x per day.
For people that use social media, the Average American spends 40 minutes per day on Facebook, 77 minutes on Tinder, and measly 21 minutes on Instagram. All in all that person stares at electronic screens for 11 hours per day.
We each smile an average of 20 times per day, send and receive 41.5 text messages, and rip off 10 farts per day. We touch our face 256 times, we pick our noses 4 times, and we lose somewhere between 40 to 100 strands of hair each day.
We each check phone an average 150 times per day (which blows my mind), we tell 1.65 lies, and we only get in 17 minutes of exercise on any given day (while sweating an average of 1 quart per day). We consume 2,195 calories, drink an average of 1.5 alcoholic beverages, take somewhere between 17,000 and 30,000 breaths, and we curse/swear about 80 times.
We each blink somewhere between 21,600 to 28,000 times while taking 5,000 footsteps each day. We laugh about 20 times while consuming 2.8 hours of television, and on average it only takes us 7 minutes to fall asleep each night (which is insanity, it takes me like two hours)
For more random facts on the ‘Average American‘ follow that link on over to WIRED Magazine!