Useless Statistics

  SG Atlantis® 23:19 31 Jul 2006
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Who wastes money coming up with them? and why?

Do you know any?

  SG Atlantis® 23:19 31 Jul 2006

Did you know
The average Brit eats 9000 peas per year.

  Forum Editor 23:36 31 Jul 2006

for one, they come up with them, and they (the statistics) are not all as useless as you might think. If you were contemplating the development and marketing of a revolutionary new pea-based food for instance, you might be extremely interested to know how many peas each of us eats on average every year.

Do I know any? yes, loads.

90% of all third marriages end in divorce.

  wolfie3000 03:28 01 Aug 2006

I presume that the team at pcadvisor use statistics like how many magazines sold and lets not forget the poll to the left.

  wolfie3000 03:29 01 Aug 2006

I guess im one of the 4.3%

  octal 07:08 01 Aug 2006

Patient: "Will I survive this risky operation?"
Surgeon: "Yes, I'm absolutely sure that you will survive the operation."
Patient: "How can you be so sure?"
Surgeon: "9 out of 10 patients die in this operation, and yesterday died my ninth patient."

  knockin on 10:52 01 Aug 2006

Approximately 50% of people who marry this year will be women.

100% of people lie when they talk about 110% committment

  Shortstop 11:11 01 Aug 2006

Was it Vic Reeves who said :

"96.3% of all statistics are made up"

[Quoted percentile may be wrong - lol]

BR

Paul

  dagbladet 11:15 01 Aug 2006

The vast majority of us have more than the average amount of legs per person.

  SG Atlantis® 11:29 01 Aug 2006

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

  oresome 11:35 01 Aug 2006

I often wonder if the researchers get truthful or considered answers to their questions. Particularly when they stop people in the street who are in a hurry.

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