January it figures

Average hours per month Americans spend watching TV: 151

Increase in the risk of obesity in people who watch 60 hours of TV per month: 60

Percent of adults whose biggest goal of the year is to lose weight: 51

Percent whose biggest goal is to spend more time with family and friends: 11

Percent of children who say their greatest wish for their parents is that they “spend more time with me:” 11

Calories in two Peanut Butter Patties, Girl Scouts’ most fattening cookie: 150

Calories in a snack pack of Daisy Go Rounds, its least fattening: 100

Number of Girl Scout cookie orders 8-year-old Wild Freeborn of Asheville, NC, sold in two weeks in 2009 through a YouTube video, before the Scouts enforced its ban on online sales: More than 700

Year the Rev. Kevin Zaborney of Caro, Mich., named Jan. 21 National Hugging Day: 1986

Percent of public high school teachers who support a ban on students hugging and kissing on school grounds: 69

Number of participants in the world record largest group hug, on Sept. 25, 2005, in Juarez, Mexico: 6,623

Time Paul Gerrard and Sandra Brooke spent hugging in a London train station from Feb. 13-14, 2008, to set a world record: 24 hours, one minute

Number of days 13-year-old Illinois student Megan Coulter was suspended in 2007 for casually hugging two friends at Mascoutah Middle School: Two

Sources: Prevention, body + soul, The Harper’s Index Book Volume 3, abcsmartcookies.com, Newsweek, holidayinsights.com, Guinessworldrecords.com, google.com, The Associated Press