Panama City, Florida - Highest Divorce RateMoving to a beach city doesn't always guarantee happiness. Take for instance Panama City, a city in Northern Florida that has a 15.5% divorce rate, with 994 filings for divorce in 2008 and 1066 in 2009.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren completed their divorce in Panama City after his cheating scandal and a marriage counselor interviewed by the Daily Beast attributed the high divorce rate to the economy and infidelity.
People tend to move to sunny Florida thinking their life will change, but they often still carry around with them all of their emotional baggage. Just one theory, anyway.
Also adding to the appeal of Splitsville is it's easy citizenship. Getting a divorce in Florida is much easier than in most other U.S. states. It's inexpensive and painless (unlike the marriage part).
Even worse, Panama City is a huge party city with tons of tempting options for dissatisfied spouses. In other words, this is no Philadelphia.
Corpus Christi, Texas - Baldest MenCorpus Christi residents are sadly buying the most Rogaine and getting the most hair transplants in the entire country.
Hair loss has a correlation with bad health, particularly stress, obesity, and diabetes. Male-pattern baldness is also heavily affected by the consistent use of tight-fitted caps.
So, maybe the cowboys down in Texas should consider taking their trademark hats off in order to keep the hair on their head on. Then, that may also solve the other issue in Corpus Christi of having the most sexually dissatisfied women in America.
Not a true statistic, just a well-thought out assumption.
Iowa City, Iowa - Most Successful WritersThe prestigious two-year Writers' Workshop program is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Famous authors such as Flannery O'Connor, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip Roth were accepted by the program before publishing award-winning works. The workshop continues to attract the most talented writers, such as Nam Le.
What they all have in common though is major misery. Whether it may be about ethnic and generational dilemmas, post traumatic stress disorder, or racism in the South, Fiction is and has always been founded on conflict. Of course, even the most celebrated and awarded writers are not the happiest people, evidenced in the fact that many of them have committed suicide (Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, David Foster Wallace).
To unite some of the country's best, and consequently most neurotic, writers in one place is like creating an art colony of misery.
Greensboro, North Carolina - Most ImpotentGreensboro is home to the third largest cigarette manufacturer in the country, and you can bet that residents there light up often. And much to the Greensboro men's chagrin, smoking increases the possibility of erectile dysfunction, giving the population there a good reason to be named the most impotent people in the country.
Other factors that contributed to this statistic were a high number of Viagra sales and of course, obesity, which also makes it hard to...stay hard.
To cut the story short, if you're a woman looking to reproduce, no need to make a stop at Greensboro.
Lexington, Kentucky - Least SexLexington is the U.S. city having the most trouble getting it on.
This statistic was calculated by a combination of the least Babeland and Pure Romance sales (sex toy companies), condom sales, and birth rates.
Lexington residents are mostly conservative and as the studies show, probably too conservative to be pleasuring themselves with toys (c'mon guys, live a little).
The city also has an obesity rate over 30% that continues to rise, which can definitely make a dent in sexual arousal if you roll over and realize you've actually rolled over your partner. Unfortunately, the words, "Honey, get off of me," is usually not something you want to hear during sex.
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