50 Shocking Facts That Happen Every 5 Seconds

Every five seconds, someone will probably skip this post.

Food and Drink


1. Every 5 seconds, 10,056 pounds of edible food is thrown away in the United States.

2. Every 5 seconds, 375 McDonalds burgers are sold.

3. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 1,750 pizza slices.

4. Every 5 seconds, 2,090 KitKat fingers are consumed worldwide.

5. Every 5 seconds of every day in the month of January, Americans purchase an average of 500 cans of Campbell’s Soup.

6. Every 5 seconds on an average day, Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 100 cups of freshly brewed coffee.

7. Every 5 seconds, 2750 hot dogs are eaten in America.

8. Every 5 seconds, two jars of Nutella are sold.

9. Every 5 seconds, over 35,000 Coca-Cola products are consumed.

Internet and Social Media


10. Every 5 seconds, 205,000 Facebook posts are posted.

11. Every 5 seconds, 23,000 tweets are posted.

12. Every 5 seconds, 1,860 people search for porn on Google.

13. Every 5 seconds, 8,666 Snapchats are sent.

14. Every 5 seconds, 17 million emails are sent.

15. Every 5 seconds, 47 new websites are created.

16. Every 5 seconds, 28 new Wordpress posts are created.

17. Every 5 seconds, six hours worth of YouTube video content is uploaded.

18. Every 5 seconds, 300 new Instagram pictures are uploaded.

Consumption


19. Every 5 seconds, 1,250 iTunes tracks are downloaded from the iTunes store.

20. Every 5 seconds, Amazon sells nearly $7,000 worth of product.

21. Every 5 seconds, 35 LEGO sets are sold by retailers around the world.

22. Every 5 seconds, nearly two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

23. Every 5 seconds, Nike makes a little over $3,000.

24. While every 5 seconds, someone working at a Nike factory in Vietnam makes $.00012.

25. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 7,500 water bottles.

26. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 60,000 plastic bags.

27. Every 5 seconds, about 3,150 steel cans are recycled.

28. Every 5 seconds, about 79,181 pounds of trash is thrown away in the United States.

29. Every 5 seconds, about 4,645 barrels of oil are used.

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Life and Death


30. Every 5 seconds, about 21 babies are born in the world.

31. Every 5 seconds, about 10 babies are born into poverty.

32. Every 5 seconds, about one baby is born with birth defects.

33. The world population has a net gain of about 13 people every 5 seconds.

34. Every 5 seconds, about 9 people die in the world.

35. Every 5 seconds, 1.5 people die of starvation in the world.

36. Every 5 seconds, one child in the world dies of starvation.

Earth and Outer Space


37. Every 5 seconds, about 500 lightning strikes have struck the ground.

38. Every 5 seconds, the sound of thunder travels one mile.

39. Every 5 seconds, 15,800 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls.

40. Every 5 seconds, 80 million tons of water has evaporated from the Earth’s surface.

41. Every 5 seconds, the Sun has flung five million tons of matter out into space.

42. Every 5 seconds, the universe has expanded about 46 miles.

Humans, Insects, and Animals


43. Every 5 seconds, some flies can beat their wings up to 1,000 times; three times faster than a hummingbird.

44. Every 5 seconds, 500,000 chemical reactions have taken place in every single cell of your body.

45. Every 5 seconds, the average person blinks.

46. Every 5 seconds, a woodpecker can hammer with its beak 12.5 times.

47. Every 5 seconds, a sloth can move at a rapid speed of a little over one foot; 13 feet per minute.

48. Every 5 seconds, adult bed bugs can crawl about 4 inches.

And for motivation:


49. Every 5 seconds, Oprah earns a little over $43.

50. Every 5 seconds, Bill Gates earn $1,250; about $20 million a day.

BONUS: Every 5 seconds, the average person in the world makes $.001.

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