According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average American male is 5 feet 9.1 inches tall.
The average American female is 5 feet 3.7 inches tall.
- How long was Huey Long governor of Louisiana? The colorful, demagogic Huey Long (1893-1935), nicknamed the "Kingfish," governed Louisiana from 1928 to 1932, when he resigned to enter the U.S. Senate. Elected in 1930, he deferred his entry into the Senate…
- What percentage of American households have a TV set? In 1992, 98 percent of U.S. households had a TV set. Sixty-five percent had two or more. Seventy-seven percent had videocassette recorders.
- How much television does the average American watch? Nielsen Media Services reported in 1990-91 that the average American (older than one year) watches 28 hours 13 minutes of television per week, about four hours per day.
- How much credit card debt does the average American owe? The average credit card holder in the U.S. owes $2,317 on credit cards, according to the Nilson Report, Santa Monica, California. About 60 percent of American adults own at least one credit card.
- When did the Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles? The Brooklyn Dodgers left Ebbets Field and moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 baseball season.
- Has a woman ever won the U.S. Medal of Honor? There has been only one female winner of the U.S. Medal of Honor. It was Mary Walker who served as a surgeon in the 52nd Ohio Regiment during the Civil War. She was…