In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.

On average in the West, people move house every 7 years.

The world’s average school year is 200 days per year. In the US, it is 180 days; in Sweden 170 days, in Japan it is 243 days.

According to the US Census Bureau, 19% of US children live in poverty. (1999)