Strange ways to measure the US economy: Lipstick sales & hemline length


By Alex Hillsberg

We used the most recent scientific studies to gather these and many more weird habits of Americans and created an infographic that shows that America, despite its impeccable business sense, has its own share of oddities and quirks too:

Who else would:

• Spend $7.5 billion on “just because” greeting cards?

• Rather live without sex than without their smartphone?

• Ever think that doing taxes is easier than eating healthy?

I’m sure your readers would like to learn more about these strange habits of Americans. Check out what else we found out. The infographic is free to use, but please give us (the creators) proper credit. What do you think about it?


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Alex Hillsberg is a web journalist at

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