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Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "1 in every 4 Americans" unearthing the following curious tidbits:

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared someway or another on television. 1 in every 4 Americans has a higher than normal blood sugar level. 1 in every 4 Americans have [sic] purchased a product advertised on an infomerical. Almost 1 in every 4 Americans has a tattoo, according to a 2006 study conducted by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology After 40 years of sex-education in the US, sexual promiscuity has skyrocketed, leaving approximately 1 in every 4 Americans currently with an STD. The Census Bureau predicts that 1 in every 4 Americans will be Hispanic by 2050, 1 in every 4 Americans, or about 60 million people, experience heartburn at least once a month. Almost 15 million people have heartburn each day.