The U.S. Census: Beds Are Like, Totally Dangerous or Something

The New York Times has an article today about the U.S. Census 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States. Big news: We drink a lot of bottle water. More than beer, if you can believe that. The most dangerous consumer item is a bicycle, the second is a bed. Yes, “Bicycles are involved in more accidents than any other consumer product, but beds rank a close second.”

In case you were wondering, the Times tells us that this is because nearly everyone uses a bed and fewer people use bicycles. But you knew that. — MEGHANN MARCO(Thanks, Morgen!)

Who Americans Are and What They Do, in Census Data [New York Times]