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Shift Happens -- Some of the Most Amazing Statistics You Never Knew

The United States may be the world's leading power in terms of economic, social, political and technological impact, but you might think twice about how long that'll continue.

Watching this short and very interesting video from glumbert.com, which compares America to other countries by the numbers, along with huge shifts in technology may change your mind.

What follows are just a few of the many amazing statistics that will shock and concern you, especially if you're an American. Then, click the video below to watch the entire list.

  • An American student will have as many as 14 jobs by the time he or she turns age 38.
  • More than 3,000 new books are published in the United States every DAY.
  • The amount of new technical information doubles every two years, which means students attending a technical school will learn information that will be outdated by their third year.
  • The number of words in the English language is 540,000 -- that is FIVE times the number of words present during Shakespeare's time.