‘United Stats of America’ New Series May 8 on History Uses Statistics to Tell America’s Stories
via press release:
Facts and figures tell the story of us in a new HISTORY® series, premiering Tuesday, May 8 at 10 p.m.
April 11, 2012, New York, NY – Here’s a stat for you … the average American male is on earth for about 900 months, and in that time he will spend almost two months shaving, roughly five months on hold, and another five months complaining about his boss. He’ll also spend a whopping 198 months watching TV … but only a mere two months having sex.
Randy and Jason Sklar were born a statistic: they are identical twins and stand-up comedians who also just happen to have an obsession with numbers and an amazing knack for finding the incredible stories behind the stats. The wisecracking brothers are the hosts of UNITED STATS OF AMERICA, a new series premiering Tuesday, May 8 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY®.
UNITED STATS OF AMERICA reveals the stories behind the most interesting and surprising statistics in American history – stories that tell us more about who we are as individuals and as a nation. Randy and Jason bring their irreverent brand of humor to locations across the country, uncovering hidden facts about America and Americans while engaging in stunts and experiments that help them uncover the story behind the stats. The Sklars will also utilize cutting-edge computer technology and visually stunning “infographics” to help bring these numbers to life.
Upcoming episodes explore the stats that help us understand how much money we make (and what we spend it on), how long we will live (and how we will die), what we do with our free time (and how to make more of it), and a whole lot more. In one episode, the Sklars will find the stats that explain how the deadliest animal in America is neither the snake nor the shark; in fact, the animal most likely to kill you is a deer. In another episode, viewers learn that Americans waste 4.2 billion hours a year stuck in traffic and that in a nation with over 3.5 million square miles of territory, 99 percent of us are crowded into only eight percent of the land.
UNITED STATS OF AMERICA is produced for HISTORY by Left/Right. Executive Producers for Left/Right are Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra, Paul Cabana and John Verhoff.