Five Fact Friday #7

Five random facts for Friday and posted on Saturday this time around:

Mother’s Day is (normally) the busiest day of the year. – National Restaurant Association via Town & Country

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France on May 5, 1862 in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but has involved into a commemoration of Mexican culture in the United States. (It’s also a great excuse to drink tequila). – Source: History.com

According to the American Kennel Club the most popular dog breed is the Labrador Retriever. The 192nd most popular, of 192 total, are Sloughis. – Source: American Kennel Club

Paid circulation of daily newspapers in the United States was 62,766,000 in 1985 and 28,554,000 in 2018 – Source: Statista.com

In 1999 the average American man over the age of 20 was 69.2 inches tall (just over 5’9″), weighed 189.4 pounds and had a waist size of 39 inches. In 2016 those numbers had changed to 69.1 inches, 197.9 pounds and 40.2 inches. For American women the 1999 numbers were 63.8 inches (almost 5’4″), 163.8 pounds and 36.3 inches and in 2016 they were 63.7 inches, 170.6 pounds and 38.6 inches.
So if you do the math in less than 20 years adult American men are essentially the same height on average, but are 4.5% heavier and have an average waist size that is 3% bigger. American women are also essentially the same height, are 4.15% heavier and have an average waist size that is 6.3% bigger. – Source: CDC

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