Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

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

Many moons ago, I typed in "six out of every ten," unearthing the following (yes, this is a Turnip oldie... but a goodie!):

In the US, six out of every ten couples buy a diamond ring for their engagement.

Six out of every ten Americans are overweight.

Six out of every ten apples you eat are grown in Washington

Six out of every ten new jobs are computer-related.

Nearly six out of every ten Protestant churches now have a website. That is up from just one-third of all Protestant churches in 2000, an increase of 68%.

Six out of every ten commonly-used English words are derived, directly or indirectly, from Latin.

About six out of every ten US smokers started smoking before age 14. Nine of every ten smokers became addicted before reaching age 19.

Six out of every ten children killed in crashes are unbelted.

Six out of every ten Americans live in areas that violate federal air quality standards.

Only six out of every ten"¦ children will graduate from high school in New York "“ the third highest dropout rate in America.

Any my personal fav, only 'cause it's so darn controversial (drum roll...):
According to a survey conducted by Barna, about six out of every ten adults (59%) favor teaching creationism while less than four out of ten (38%) do not want it added to the public school curriculum content.

What do you make of that? ("Why, I could make a hat, or a brooch, a pterodactyl"¦") Bragging rights to the first person who can name that quote, WITHOUT GOOGLING IT! Honestly, people, what would you do without Google?

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