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A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Elliott shares some strange and surprising statistics and figures!

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Hi, I'm Eliott Morgan, welcome to the salon.

1. 8% of US atheists believe in a higher power 
This is Mental Floss video and did you know that eight percent of self-identified atheist in the u.s claim to believe in god or another universal spirit and two percent say there's certain one exists. Why do they call themselves atheist? Who knows! And I that a wise statesman on said, "There are three kind of lies, lies, damned lies, and statistics". But today I'm going to do my best to tell you many true statistics and figures. 

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2. 14% of Americans believe Bigfoot is real. 
2013 public policy polling survey Americans about what conspiracy theories they believe in. It turns out 14% of Americans believe that Bigfoot is real.

3. 4% of Americans think Lizard people run the government. 
Four percent think lizard people control our government. 

4. 5% of people who voted for Obama think he's an Anti-Christ
And five percent of people who voted for Obama and 2012 think he's an Antichrist.

5. NASA's budget is criminally small
Speaking of the government, NASA's budget for the years about how much the US military spends every 11 days and in 2012, the defense budget was higher than 50 years of NASA budget.  

6. 3.3% of births in the US are twins
Three-point-three percent of births in the US are twins. That figure has risen seventy-six percent and the past 30 years.
 
7. Hyphenated names are on the rise in the UK
Speaking of births, hyphenated names are on the rise in the UK, especially for baby boys. In 2003, there were about a hundred and fifty boys given names with hyphens, by 2013, that number rose to a thousands. 

8. Cluebot catches 40% of vandalism on Wikipedia
The bots that fixes Wikipedia vandalism is known as Cluebot, it catches forty percent of vandalism to the site and it only has a rate of 0.1 percent false positives. good job Cluebot.

9. 80% of available jobs in the US are never advertised
An eighty percent of available jobs in the US never get posted or advertised.

10. Over half of Americans' leisure time is spent in front of the tv
A 2015 study conducted by the US Department of Labor found that over half of Americans leisure time is spent in front of a tv.

11. Only 32% of network shows get a second season 
Speaking of TV, in 2012 the website Futon Critic did the math on how many broadcast network shows get a second season. It turns out that it's only thirty two percent. Bummer. Sorry shows that I liked a little bit. 

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