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STRANGE STATISTICS
 
1. Average life expectancy ( in seconds ) of an enemy soldier in a Chuck Norris film : 4

2. Number of men who have written letters proposing marriage to Vanna White : 3506

3. Age most people stop believing in Santa Claus : 8 Age most people stop believing in politicians : 7

4. Number of chemical elements in the universe : 104 In a glass of New Jersey tap water : 98

5. Number of "Yuppie-dramas" now being developed by the 3 major networks : thirtysomething

6. Number of days into baseball season before Cleveland Indians are written off as pennant contendors : 5

7. Average powder base ( in inches ) on Aspen ski slope : 17 On Tammy Bakker : 1/4

8. Salary of the average Pro Wrestler : $47,500 /yr. If Pro Wrestling didn"t exist : $4.25/hr.

9. Number of things that annoy Andy Rooney : 2,000,000 Number of people annoyed by Andy Rooney : 23,000,000

10. Average miles per gallon you can expect if a car maker"s ad says " 30 mpg, city" : 23

11. Number of pe.ople who aren"t doctors, but play them on TV : 57 Who aren"t doctor"s but play them in hospitals : 5,840

12. Number of pe.ople in the history of air travel who have been able to get a $99 Maxsaver fare to coast : 2 Restrictions for that fare : 237

13. Percentage of the public that understand the new tax code : 11% Percentage of accountants who understand it : 9% Percentage of IRS employees who understand it : 6%

14. Number of people who work for the government : about half

15. Number of Americans who believe any of the statistics on this page are accurate : 2,478,644 Who believe TV Evangelists are trustworthy : 2,478,644