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Old 08-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #31
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More than 10 people a year are killed by a vending machine.
0.3% of solar energy from the Sahara is enough to power the whole of Europe.
Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime.
The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
The IRS processes more than 2 billion pieces of paper each year.
Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car.
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
Each day, there are over 120 million sexual intercourse taking place all over the world. (And those on DIY are not part of it)
A new baby usually deprives each of it’s parents around 350-400 hours of sleep in the first year. That is one entire nights sleep per week, per parent. (That number must be off by a factor of 10)
If left alone, 70% of birthmarks gradually fade away.
One human hair can support 3 ounces.
The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year. (Excluding the Southern states)
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
There are 2,500,000 rivets in the Eiffel Tower.
WAL-MART generates $3,000,000.00 in revenues every 7 minutes.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The largest diamond ever found was 3,106 carats.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.
More than 50% of Americans fall asleep on their sides.
More than 10% of the world’s salt is used to de-ice American roads. (and rust the cars)
It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research.
Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S. (I'm not touching that one)

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #32
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Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S. (I'm not touching that one)
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Recently I was flying back from Seattle to Boston on a three engine plane (a Tristar). Flight was supposed to take 6 hours. About 2 hours into the flight, we lose an engine. Captain gets on the horn, says not to worry, the Tristar is rated to run on two engines just fine, no point landing now etc., but it is going to take two extra hours to get to Boston. A little grumbling from the passengers, but no big deal.

Two hours later, we lose another engine. Now we have one, but the captain gets on the horn, says not to worry, plane is rated to run on one engine just fine etc., but its gonna take three extra hours to get to Boston. Now some of us are getting really nervous. After the captain gets off the horn, the statistician businessman next to me leans over and says "Damn, if we lose another engine we're gonna be up here all night..."
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #35
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A statistics major was completely hung over the day of his final exam. It was a true/false test, so he decided to flip a coin for the answers. The statistics professor watched the student the entire two hours as he was flipping the coin … writing the answer … flipping the coin … writing the answer.

At the end of the two hours, everyone else had left the final except for the one student. The professor walks up to his desk and interrupts the student, saying, “Listen, I have seen that you did not study for this statistics test, you didn’t even open the exam. If you are just flipping a coin for your answer, what is taking you so long?” The student replies bitterly (as he is still flipping the coin), “Shhh! I am checking my answers!”
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Some 30 years ago, I was working on my PhD geotechnical engineering thesis (I never finished by the way). My friend was working on his PhD statistical thesis, title "The Jumping Power of Frogs". He taught large bullfrogs to jump, and measure the distance they could jump.

He started off with normal four legged frogs, and observed that they could jump on average 4 meters. Then he cut off a leg, and noted excitedly that 3 legged frogs on average could jump 3 meters. He had the start of his thesis.

So he cut off another leg, and noted that two legged frogs on average jumped two meters. Remarkably, one legged frogs could jump one meter. His graph of jumping power versus number of legs was nearly complete. Finally he cut off the last leg, and commanded "Jump frog jump". None of his frogs moved.

He graphed all of his results, and triumphantly announced in the conclusion of his PhD thesis that frogs with no legs are deaf...
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Give me statistics, and I can proove that the average person has one breast and one testical.
And I can also prove that more men have more than the average number of testicles and more women have more than the average number of breasts !!



and we'd both be right !!
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And I can also prove that more men have more than the average number of testicles and more women have more than the average number of breasts !!



and we'd both be right !!
Ok....we have to see proof on this.....for the women that is...
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99 out of 100 constipated people don't give a ........

Chances are if your parents didn't have kids .. you won't either,

50% of married people are women...
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That may no longer be correct.
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That may no longer be correct.
Depends on the resolution you go to.
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Statistically speaking -
There's a 99.99% chance, that -
Wherever you go -
There you are!
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Ok....we have to see proof on this.....for the women that is...
well if my internet anecdotal research ( exhaustive, I know, but I like to be thorough ... )

I've mostly seen ones with 2 ( lets say I've seen 100 and 1 had just one )

well the average would be 1.99, right?
and since 99 have 2, that would make a vast majority having more than the average.

(I'm using legs in this family friendly example, but feel free to substitute your choice of body parts that come in twos for most people)
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Do you all know about

www.graphjam.com

One thing that makes me cringe more than bad stats is graphics that were blown out the posterior with no connection to stats or with relationships so bloated you cannot tell what is going on until you looking carefully at axis markings and so forth.

In any event, Graph Jam takes it one step further. No need for stats at all. Simply pick a graph type. Decide how many segments, bars, etc. you want and what size. Then make up the data tags to go with them!

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