Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Numbers of Sins

1) I have never placed a sports bet (in US) before; according to an article on WSJ (Jan 5th, 2007), this makes me a member of social minority. The amount of money Americans wager on sports has grown to rival the gross domestic product of New Zealand. In 2007, 118 million people will wager an estimated $96 billion on different sports events.
2) According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 45% of teenagers surveyed had consumed alcohol within the previous month, and 64% of that group admitted to more than 5 drinks in a row (so called binge-drink). Girls ages 12-14 were more apt to binge-drink than their peers, although boys outdrank girls in other age groups.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

Well how about that. Nobody's commented yet. Apparently nobody cares about sin. Isn't that a surprise.

I can't remember ever betting on a sport through an official or illegal bookie. And bets with friends are few a far between.

As far as drinking I was never that interested in it when I was a teenager. I didn't start drinking until a female talked me into it. Eve strikes again.

9:36 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drinking stat doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Us Brits have been moaning about it for years - every other day there's a report on the TV or in the newspapers on the prevalence of binge drinking among teenagers, and the vast increase in female drinking over their male counterparts.

4:21 AM

 

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