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08-16-2016 Journal – Death Trivia!   Leave a comment

We do a lot of trivia on this site which usually consists of total useless information about totally useless things and people.  Today will be a miscellaneous mish-mash of things I’ve discovered recently.  First is something called the Manner of Death statistics.  It’s a list created by some group somewhere telling us all how we are dying in descending order of frequency. Enjoy!

Heart disease: 614,348
• Cancer: 591,699
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 133,103
Alzheimer’s disease: 93,541
Diabetes: 76,488
Influenza and pneumonia: 55,227
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,146
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 42,773

That’s enough to send a cold chill up anyone’s back. The perfect way to start your day.  Next is a list of injury types, hospital data, and a whole lot more.

  • Number of medically attended injury and poisoning episodes in the population: 39.5 million
  • Episodes per 1,000 population: 126.3
  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) for injuries: 80.1 million (includes visits for adverse effects of drug, medicinal or biological substance)
  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 43.0 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)
  • Number of discharges for fractures (all sites): 1.1 million
  • Number of discharges for poisonings: 260,000
  • Number of discharges for certain complications of surgical and medical care: 1.0 million

Mortality

Total number of deaths: 192,945

Deaths per 100,000 population: 60.2

Poisoning

Number of poisoning deaths: 48,545

Deaths per 100,000 population: 15.4

Traffic Deaths

Number of deaths: 33,804

Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7

Firearm Deaths

Number of deaths: 33,636

Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.6

Are you feeling more secure now?  Do you even want to leave the house?  It appears that life in these United States is a real crap shoot.  Roll the dice and hope for the best every time you leave the house.

I admit I’ve depressed myself with this posting so I’ll keep this last item short. On this day in history many people have passed on. Here are two that died on this day that I thought might interest you.

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1948 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

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1977 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

I THINK I’LL GO BACK TO BED

03-11-2016 Journal–Condoms and Pregnancies!   Leave a comment

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I was seriously thinking about writing a political rant today but after giving it a little thought (10 seconds) I decided against it.  While many agree that the political campaigns this year are more interesting than usual I just don’t care enough to write about them.

With that anti-political statement completed I changed over to topics that have always interested me more than politics . . . . condoms and pregnancies.  I’ve compiled some stats from people like Planned Parenthood and others in my attempt to get at some truth.  Lets start with a little condom trivia.

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Percent of teenagers who claim to use condoms. – 60 %

Total number of condoms sold in the U.S. each year. – 450,000,000

Percent of couples who use a condom consistently and regularly that get pregnant. – 2 %

Percent of teen girls who used a condom the first time they had sex. – 68 %

Percent of teen males who used a condom the first time they had sex. – 82 %

Condom use by adolescent men during their past 10 vaginal intercourse events. – 79.1 %

Condom use by adolescent women during their past 10 vaginal intercourse events. – 58.1 %

Sexually active teens who reported using a condom along with birth control the last time they had sex. – 20 %

Percent of sexually active women with a partner who used a condom. – 93 %

Average cost of a single condom – $0.45

Percent of high school students who are taught how to correctly use a condom in their health class. – 39 %

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It’s fairly obvious that there is a lot of sex going on and condom use is much higher than I thought.  Next of the agenda is the percentage of condoms sold by Company.

Condom Brand Market Share
Percent

Trojan
69 %

Durex
15 %

Others
16 %

Trojans annual advertising budget – $33,600,000

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Condom use has increased over the years yet people still say they don’t like to use them. Here’s the long and short (no pun intended) of condom use.

Total Number of U.S. Women in their childbearing years. – 62 million

Percent of women who get pregnant while on the pill. – 6 %

Percent of people who rely on male condoms that do not get pregnant. – 85 %

Total percent of U.S. births that are from mothers younger than 19. – 10%

Total Number of U.S. women in childbearing years that use some form of contraception. – 62%

Among those who don’t use contraception, 31% are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, postpartum, sterile or not sexually active. The other 7% take their chances. Among those using contraceptives, here’s what they use:

Contraceptive
Percent Used

The Pill
28%

Sterilization
27.1%

Condom
16.1%

Vasectomy
9.9%

IUD
5.5%

There you have it.  Everything you ever wanted to know about condoms and their use but were afraid to ask.  Overall people don’t like using condoms but the alternatives are much too scary to deal with or even think about.

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So all of you sexual active animals out there, keep slipping them on and being sexually responsible and smart. One small personal opinion from me on female condoms. They are ridiculous. I wrestled with them enough times to know I’d sooner spend my valuable pre-entry time putting on a Ziploc bag.  What a nightmare. By the time you get it properly placed the lust has dissipated, the erection is gone, and you’ve missed five minutes of the first quarter.

BUY CONDOM STOCKS, YOU MAY GET LUCKY AND MAKE MONEY TOO.

02-28-2016 Journal – Deadly Statistics!   Leave a comment

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What are two things that most people think about every day.  My best guess would be death and sex. With that thought in mind I decided to supply you all with a list of global statistics  about many things but mainly death. Many of these numbers are current up to and including today. Some of the information is shocking and some is simply unbelievable.

Global Death Rate

Statisticians have calculated the "mortality rate" for the world to be roughly .883 percent.  This means that 1 out of every 113 people in the world died last year.

World Population:

  • has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011
  • is projected to reach 8 billion by 2024
  • has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion)
  • is currently growing at a rate of around 1.13 % per year
  • growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2%
  • growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years
  • average annual population change is currently estimated at over 80 million
  • world population will reach 10 billion persons in the year 2056

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As of Today

"This year" = from January 1 (00:00) up to now

"Today" = from the beginning of the current day up to now

"net population growth" = births minus deaths

145,641 Births today

60,991 Deaths today

22,888,972 Births this year

9,585,278 Deaths this year

84,650 Net population growth today

13,303,694 Net population growth this year

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Technology

37,472,003 Computers produced this year

2,092,893 Cellular phones sold today

$ 74,559,389 Money spent on videogames today

3,316,866,142 Internet users in the world today

82,805,119,987 Emails sent today

229,774,292 Tweets sent today

1,711,619,570 Google searches this year

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Health

1,621,694,128 Overweight people in the world people in the world

1,731,966,562 Water consumed this year (million L)

134,660 Deaths caused by water related diseases this year

661,570,850 People with no access to a safe drinking water source

Natural Resources

Quick Facts: Barrel = 42 Gallons = 159 Liters

31,340,762 Oil pumped today (barrels)

1,158,647,387,197 Oil left (barrels)

13,793 Days to the end of oil (~38 years)

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Miscellaneous Deaths

1,215,470 Deaths of children under 5 this year

54,974 Deaths of mothers during birth this year

268,816 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year

1,313,313 Deaths caused by cancer this year

156,851 Deaths caused by malaria this year

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking

5,659,200,051 Cigarettes smoked this year

799,386 Deaths caused by smoking this year

399,945 Deaths caused by alcohol this year

171,477 Suicides this year

215,859 Road traffic accident fatalities this year

$ 63,971,038,394 Money spent on illegal drugs this year

How’s that for a quick and dirty summary of the human race.  Chaos, death, destruction, confusion, and life goes just keeps rolling along.

IT’S MUCH MORE FUN TALKING ABOUT SEX

01-23-2014 – The Price of Love and Sex!   3 comments

I thought today I would address an issue that seems to have become an accepted illegal activity in parts of our society and other societies in the world. You see it almost every day on TV, in many  movies, and in everyday life if you travel to Nevada and Las Vegas. It was also responsible for kick-starting the career of one of America’s most famous actresses, Julia Roberts. It’s known as the world’s oldest profession and I suppose I’d have to agree with that because I can’t prove otherwise.  It’s just an excepted fact that almost anywhere at any time in history when you get more than a few human beings living together it’s quite possible one of them will be or will become a prostitute.

I’m about to lay a gang of statistics on you about prostitution in the United States and around the world. The numbers listed are estimated figures collected from open source documents published by security agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and media reports. Thank you so much Internet.

Say what you will, prostitution is big business. The worldwide prostitution revenues are estimated to be $186 billion per year and the number of prostitutes working worldwide is estimated to be near 13,265,900.

How many times in recent memory while watching a Olympic sporting event have you heard the chant, “We’re #1, We’re #1” or U S A, U S A.  It may be true in sports but it certainly isn’t true in prostitution. Here are the top ten countries by number of estimated prostitutes.  As in many things these days, China is leading the pack.

Number of Prostitutes

1.  China  5,000,000
2.  India  3,000,000
3.  Russia  1,600,000
4.  United States  1,000,000
5.  Philippines  800,000
6.  Mexico  500,000
7.  Germany  400,000
8.  Thailand  250,000
9.   Brazil  250,000 children
10. Bangladesh 200,000

And then there’s poor Ireland:

29. Ireland 1,000

It just goes to prove that the United States is losing market share in everything including the sale of sex. Now I’ll list for you the estimated prices for prostitution services in these great United States of ours. I’ve listed poor Bangladesh only because as far as I can determine from the statistics I reviewed that it’s the cheapest place in the world to get laid.

United States Prostitution Price Sheet

$50 to $100 for street prostitute (National Averages)
High-End Escort in Indianapolis: $500 per hour
High-End Escort in NYC: $10,000 a night
Legal Brothel in Nevada: $200 to $600
Massage Parlor: $200 to $400 for oral sex and intercourse
Massage Parlor Worker Earnings: $8,000 to $10,000
Minnesota: $60 for oral sex with minor
Pennsylvania Earnings: $2,000 a week
Portland, OR: $130
Prison Guards: $150 charged by female guards
Santa Ana, CA: Under $100 per act
Silicon Valley: $350 to $500 per hour
Underage Girls: $40 to $100 for 15 to 30 minutes of sex
Washington, DC: $200 an hour

And once again poor little Bangladesh bringing up the rear (no pun intended).

Bangladesh: $0.60

My next statistic  includes the top 10 countries in the world by the estimated revenues collected by their prostitutes. It’s no big surprise the Chinese are again the world leader. The United States has dropped to fifth-place in this category behind our former WW II enemies, Germany and Japan. I’m not sure whether that’s relevant but I’m putting it out there.

Revenues in U.S. Dollars

China   $73 Billion
Spain   $26.5 Billion
Japan   $24 Billion
Germany   $18 Billion (Legal Industry)
United States   $14.6 Billion
South Korea   $12 Billion
India   $8.4 Billion
Thailand   $6.4 Billion
Philippines   $6 Billion
Switzerland   $4.4 Billion (Legal Industry)

You regular readers of this blog know I’ve spent many hours compiling lists of totally useless information for your review. Today I’ll be supplying you with totally useless information but only about prostitution and prostitutes. Some of these facts are interesting and some are not but here they are anyway.

  • 70% of female inmates in American prisons were initially arrested for prostitution.
  • Over 1 million people in the US have worked as prostitutes.
  • 77.8% of prostitution arrests are women, 22.2% men.
  • 85-90% of those arrested are street prostitutes, who account for only 20% of prostitutes
  • Only 3-5% of STDs are prostitution-related.
  • 80% of prostitutes have been sexually assaulted, some raped as many as 8-10 time annually.
  • 59% of prostitutes have thought of committing suicide, compared to 61% of non-prostitutes.
  • In a study in London, England 50% of clients were married, or cohabiting.
    Male prostitutes sometimes report that their clients include married men who identify as heterosexual.
  • Street prostitution accounts for between 10 to 20% of the prostitution in larger cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
  • The average age of entry into prostitution is 13 years of age.
  • 52% of the women stated that pornography played a significant role in teaching them what was expected of them as prostitutes.
  • A Canadian Report on Prostitution and Pornography concluded that girls and women in prostitution have a mortality rate 40 times higher than the national average.

I suppose you’ve noticed by now that I’ve not mentioned any of my own personal involvement with prostitutes or prostitution. While it’s really no one’s business but my own, I’m not the least bit embarrassed to admit I’ve on occasion paid my own way. It was many years ago in a faraway land and it was a “Right of Passage” for some of us servicemen. Of course after looking at today’s prices I’d be forced to travel to Bangladesh to be able to afford it. Don’t forget, I’m on a fixed retirement income and I’m forced to watch every penny but even I could afford $ .60.

09-19-2013   2 comments

I spend a lot of time on the Net these days and have done so for many years.  It’s become an integral part of my life and indispensible in a number of other ways. It’s hard to believe than just over thirty years ago I was a subscriber to the Genie Electric Network and received text-only Internet on a 300 baud modem. The changes have been huge and relatively fast and I’m glad to have experienced the Net in all of it’s  changing incarnations. 

I decided to do a little surfing today and to collect a few facts about the all-seeing Internet in it’s current form.  I was more than a little shocked at what I found because some of the numbers were almost impossible to wrap my head around.  Here is a short list of some amazing stats.  Unbelievable is probably more accurate.

  • Google estimates the Internet at about 5 million terabytes of data, or 5 trillion megabytes.
  • The human brain can hold between 1 and 10 terabytes.
  • Using an average of 5 terabytes per human brain, it would take a million human brains to hold the entire Internet.
  • 212 DVD’s will hold one terabyte or 1,000,000,000 to hold the Internet.
  • 40 Blue-ray discs will hold a terabyte and it would take 200,000,000 to store the Internet.
  • American makes up 76.2% of the Internet population but only 5% of the worlds population.
  • There are 247 billion emails sent every day and 81% (200,000,000) are spam.
  • There are 90 trillion emails sent each year.
  • Teenagers spend an average of 31 hours per week on the Internet and only four hours doing homework.
  • There are 234,000,000 web sites and 126,000,000 blogs.
  • Every second 28,258 Internet users are watching pornography.
  • There are 600 tweets a second.
  • 924 videos are watched on Hulu each month in the US.
  • Twenty hours of videos are loaded onto YouTube every minute.
  • Facebook has 6,000,000 page viewers a minute.
  • 2,500,000 images are loaded onto Facebook each month.

Some of these facts are mind-blowing but a number of others are more than a little scary.  I’m not sure I could survive my raging paranoia if I had teenage children to raise now.  I can’t imagine the difficulties there must be when in most cases the kids are more knowledgeable about the Net than most of their parents.  What will this all become in another thirty years? 

01-20-2013   2 comments

I’ve always been highly skeptical about statistics and how the numbers are so easily manipulated to suit whatever parameters the publisher of them desires.  So I sit here today in January enjoying a little Sunday quiet time catching up on my reading.  I purchased a book recently that uses the term “Number Freaking”.  I love the term and as I began to scan through the book I knew almost immediately this book would forever remain in my personal library.  It’s funny in part but also not so funny because it verifies most of my fears about statistics.  Crunch the numbers until they say what you want them to say.  Ask any politician.

I really don’t want to go negative today.  I think we all need a good laugh when we can get one and I’ll supply you with one free of charge this morning.  The following statistics are humorous and as always here on this blog, gender neutral. I’ve listed one for the ladies and a second one for the men.

In 1988 Paul L. Jamison and Paul H. Gebhard published an analysis in the Journal for Sex Research of the data collected by Kinsey on penis size. Here is some  good or bad news depending on who you are.  These numbers are averages measured in  inches.

Flaccid Length – 3.89

Flaccid circumference – 3.75

Erect Length – 6.21

Erect Circumference – 4.85

Erectile increase in length – 2.30

Erectile increase in circumference (girth) – 1.11Average erectile angle – 15 degrees above the horizon

Average erect diameter – 1.24

Average time to achieve an erection – 3-8 seconds

Women in Kinsey’s studies also stated that on average they took just under four minutes to achieve orgasm while masturbating.  With a partner it took them between ten and twenty minutes.

How are you guys measuring up so far?  Some good, some bad, and some OMG, “Help me Lord”.  Now to the next step. These are stats on length of erection by age and minutes.

16-20 – 12.00

21-25 – 42.88

26-30 – 53.09

31-35 – 47.24

36-40 – 40.62

41-45 – 31.07

46-50 – 29.02

51-55 – 21.62

56-60 – 26.67

61-65 – 19.50

66-70 – 07.00

71-?? – 00.00

While these stats are averages, I might  have to take some issue with them but really, what do I know? These are the facts man!   Let’s move on to more statistics which may be of interest to the men out there.

The concentration of human sperm has fallen 29% recently,  from 87 million in a milliliter to just over 62 million. Twenty million sperm a milliliter is the lower limit of normal. At orgasm  a man produces around 250 million sperm.

The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior claims intercourse takes place, worldwide, 120 million times per day. Assuming an average of one male per coupling and one orgasm per male, the men are producing 300 million billion or 30 quadrillion sperm a day.  That would come to (no pun please, this is serious stuff) 90, 000 sperm per minute, or 130 million sperm a day.

Man, that’s a whole lot of sperm.  I’m sure these stats are telling us all a few useless bits of information we didn’t know before but so what.  As I said at the start you can make of them what you will.  Just another pile of useless information from the blog that’s full of it.

Have a wonderful sperm filled day.

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