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Last update: Monday 22nd July
 
Cigarette smoke has been voted the nation’s worst household smell. Cheap perfume is next, followed by traffic fumes and cooking smells. Air fresheners made fifth place in the 2,000 people survey.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 6th February 2006
 
A billion people can’t read – but only 3% of languages have the Bible in audio.
Odd Facts8:32 Set The Truth Free in Reform Magazine – March 2006
 
A BBC survey into Brits' views on evolution has found that while 48 per cent of people opted for evolution as that which "best described their view of the origin and development of life", 22 per cent opted for creationism and 17 per cent for for intelligent design. The remainder of the pollees "did not know".

Odd FactsHorizon: A War on Science BBC Two -26th January 2006
 
Gas and electricity bills are the biggest source of complaints about energy companies. It was the only area which saw an increase in energy customer complaints last year.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 18th January 2006
 
It could take another 200 years for women to be as powerful as men. Just 11% of directors at FTSE 100 companies are female, and women only make up 9% of the senior judiciary.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 5th January 2006
 
People over 6 feet tall are 27% more likely to be injured in a car crash than someone shorter.

Odd Facts6ft+ - Winter 2005
 
54 minutes is the average time spent by women getting ready for work, compared to 13 minutes for men.

Odd FactsThe Independent – 10th November 2005
 
73% of British people are unhappy with the way tea is served outside the home.

Odd FactsThe Independent – 14th November 2005
 
81% of people believe that children today are more materialistic and have higher expectations than a generation ago.

Odd FactsThe Independent – 3rd November 2005
 
25% of men talk to their cars (and 12% give them names).

Odd FactsThe Independent – 7th November 2005
 
More than two million motorists in the UK are putting their lives at risk by never checking their tyre pressures or tread.

Odd FactsThe War Cry – 10th September 2005
 
A recent NOP Automotive survey found that 7% of motorists check their tyres only once a year, 13% make checks only when on a long journey and 15% of women never check their tyres at all. The figures are worrying as 6% of all fatal motorway accidents are caused by the sudden failure of under-inflated tyres, and worn tyres contribute to 10% of accidents in wet conditions.
Odd FactsThe War Cry – 10th September 2005
 
As many as 86% of motorists would support post-test motorway training for new drivers.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 26th August 2005
 
300,000 young people under the age of 18 are exploited as child soldiers.
30,000 children die each day from preventable diseases.
By the end of 2003, an estimated 25 million Africans were living with HIV. The region bears over 60% of the world’s young people infected with HIV and about 80% of the world orphaned by AIDS.
Odd FactsEvangelical Times – September 2005
 
85 black Sudanese boy slaves were recently freed from their Arab masters. All reported that they were forced to work without pay, were frequently beaten and subjected to racial insults. More than 80% said they had been forced to practice Islam against their will, while 18% claimed they had been raped by their masters, or those known to him.
Odd FactsLifetimes – September 2004
 
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