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stupid statistics thread

Postby boohoo » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:42 pm

This is my first thread on this board so be kind and lets have them, a few of my fav's are below.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:49 pm

:lol: What's that quote by Mark Twain? "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics." :lol:

A quick poll here - how many of us here wear glasses?

I'll bet there are more people on this site wearing glasses than avaerage. :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:30 pm

Average life expectancy ( in seconds ) of an enemy soldier in a Chuck Norris film : 4

Number of men who have written letters proposing marriage to Vanna White : 3506

Age most people stop believing in Santa Claus : 8 Age most people stop believing in politicians : 7

Number of chemical elements in the universe : 104 In a glass of New Jersey tap water : 98

Number of "Yuppie-dramas" now being developed by the 3 major networks : thirtysomething

Number of days into baseball season before Cleveland Indians are written off as pennant contendors : 5

Average powder base ( in inches ) on Aspen ski slope : 17 On Tammy Bakker : 1/4

Salary of the average Pro Wrestler : $47,500 /yr. If Pro Wrestling didn't exist : $4.25/hr.

Number of things that annoy Andy Rooney : 2,000,000 Number of people annoyed by Andy Rooney : 23,000,000

Average miles per gallon you can expect if a car maker's ad says " 30 mpg, city" : 23

Number of people who aren't doctors, but play them on TV : 57 Who aren't doctor's but play them in hospitals : 5,840

Number of people in the history of air travel who have been able to get a $99 Maxsaver fare to coast : 2 Restrictions for that fare : 237

Percentage of the public that understand the new tax code : 11% Percentage of accountants who understand it : 9% Percentage of IRS employees who understand it : 6%

Number of people who work for the government : about half

Number of Americans who believe any of the statistics on this page are accurate : 2,478,644 Who believe TV Evangelists are trustworthy : 2,478,644


With apologies to all our American cousins. :D
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Postby bikkit » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:49 pm

I wear glasses! They make my eyes look like this :shock:



In 2000 eight Brits cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet.

More people are killed each year by beanbags than by meat cleavers.
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Postby Stultus Saxum » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:06 pm

I wear glasses, but am currently hidden behind tiny bits of vanity plastic.

Fact:

82.4% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164 out of 100 mathematicians don't like pie in any form.
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Postby Omnia » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:42 pm

Another glasses wearer posting :wink:

- Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses
- 93 percent of all greeting cards are purchased by women.
(funnyfacts.com)
- 63.7182 % of all statistics used on this type of list are made up on the spot.
(netscientia.com/strange_facts)
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:07 pm

i am a speccy to :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:42 pm

Reading specs, here.
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Postby bikkit » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:39 pm

I just realised. EVERY Pratchett fan I know wears glasses! :shock:

Does Terry wear glasses? If so, i'm onto something
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Postby Straw Walker » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:09 pm

Bi-focals,. I see two of everything without them. Can be tricky when I try to pick up the wrong glass. :D
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Postby Conspiracy Theory » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:33 pm

Glasses here too.

50% of all people are average.
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Postby Polly » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:12 pm

Yup, specs here too
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Postby mspanners » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:20 pm

The reciprecating ocelot reciprocates at the rate of 50 cycles per second.

If placed under a filament lamp in the UK it appears to be still due to strobing effects caused by the electrical supply being at 50 cycles as well.


Strange but true......... probably...... not. :shock:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:06 pm

The average person eats 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime...

No glasses or lenses or anything sight-enhancing here :D
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:05 pm

Yep, Four=eyes here!

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