Archive for July, 2010

Get Drunk and Hit by a Car

Posted: 30th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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Playing the odds: Cross at the intersection! Among adult accident victims who actually die, the odds are 4 to 1 that the accident did not happen at the intersection. Among children younger than 5, the odds are 7 to 1 that he ran into the street away from a crossing. Lay off the sauce. The odds are almost even that fatally injured adults will have blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10 percent or greater.

Aha! Red Heads ARE Smarter

Posted: 23rd July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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What can hair color tell you? Plenty, says red-headed writer for Town and Country Magazine, Dan Rottenberg. He cites various studies that point to red heads being smarter. Since seeing is believing, we know they are brighter, at least their locks are, but the rest of his theory is open to question

How People Kill Each Other

Posted: 16th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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It has been estimated that there are over 30 million handguns owned by American citizens, which is several fold what the U.S. military owns. (which I think is the most absurd!) The following list, which is based on the statistics for the period 1985-1989, represents the odds that you will wind up on the right or wrong side of a gun

No Genius but Still Great!

Posted: 9th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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An individual with an IQ above 139, as opposed to someone who is simply called one because he has made a lot of money. Contrary to popular belief, geniuses don’t usually wear glasses. They do, however, frequently tend to be excellent physical specimens, less prone to mental disorders, physical weaknesses and body deformities than the general population.

Eroticism – Fantastic Behavior

Posted: 4th July 2010 by Absurd Stories in People
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The following list represents the proportions of people who engage in various forms of erotic behavior according to two studies, Do You Do it with the Lights on? and The Kinsey Report: