From the November 2017 issue

Hiding Periods, Slime World Record and More

Get stats, facts and food for thought this November.

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This whopping percent of girls would rather be bullied than talk to their parents about their periods. So says a study from UK feminine-product company Bodyform, which it shared exclusively with Huffington Post. Another 87 percent reportedly went to “great lengths” to hide their menstruation from mom and dad.

6 tons

That’s how much slime Maddie Rae, age 12, is going to attempt to make on Nov. 4 at the Play Fair in New York to break a world record – about 12,000 pounds. She won’t have to worry about running out of that crucial clear or white glue: After all, she sells her own special “slime glue” line on her website, slimemaking.com.

1 in 3

“Diaper need” is a big problem in our nation; in fact, about 36 percent of families struggle to provide clean diapers for their babies, according to a new study by Huggies and the National Diaper Bank Network. On average, these families run 19 diapers short every month. Find out how to help at nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.

1.1 billion pounds

Michigan’s got a high-quality potato crop, and this amount gets turned into potato chips each year, says a recent local report by Crain’s Detroit Business. Yep: It’s the nation’s largest (how ’bout them taters, Idaho?). For context, our potatoes wind up in 25 percent of chips eaten countrywide, and big player Frito-Lay gets 40 percent of them.

36.5

If you’re pumped for Black Friday sales come Nov. 24, this is the average percent you can expect to save by store, according to BestBlackFriday.com‘s predictions. One of its tips: While “pre-Black Friday sales” start Nov. 1 (seriously?), you should resist the urge till Nov. 12, when the real deals allegedly start kicking in.

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