Little Girl: "Mother, we learned in Sunday school today that we came from dust and that we are going back to dust. Is that true?"
Mother: "Yes, darling, that's true."
Little Girl: "Well, I just looked under the bed and someone is either coming or going."
— Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations -
The Typical Lifespan
Someone has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is the estimate:
Sleep: 23 years (32.9%)
Work: 16 years (22.8%)
TV: 8 years (11.4%)
Eating: 6 years (8.6%)
Travel: 6 years (8.6%)
Leisure: 4.5 years (6.5%)
Illness: 4 years (5.7%)
Dressing: 2 years (2.8%)
Religion: 0.5 years (0.7%)
Total: 70 years (100%)
- Our Daily Bread, November 25, 1992 -
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