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    50 Shocking Facts That Happen Every 5 Seconds

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    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.

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    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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