100% of All Statistics

on Saturday, July 12, 2008

I want to talk about statistics. On a Friday night? Don't worry, there is a 50 percent chance that you will enjoy it.

Some people say that you can use statistics to prove almost anything. I suspect they may be right. Here are a collection of some thought provoking statistics.

  1. 42.7 % of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  2. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
  3. 50% of married couples are either male or female.
  4. 1/7 of our lives are wasted on Mondays!
  5. About half the people you meet will be below average.
  6. Three out of four people make up 75% of the population.
  7. 9 out of 10 readers of this blog think that LGS was too Lazy to come up with something original this Friday.
  8. And finally..........

21 comments:

Dr.John said...

Now those are truly useful statistics.

Claire said...

Well then, 1 out of 10 readers think you are a wonderfully creative philosophical writer...
not too shabby.

Pam said...

Eeuuuwww!

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

One hundred per cent of people are convinced that the shoe was designed for the foot.

MedStudentWife said...

Once again - you jist crack me up.... so its 100% thumbs up from this 0.00000000000000000000001 % of the world

Janice Thomson said...

I must remember the cat one...
These were hilarious.

Molly said...

It must have been a long week Squirrel! But at least we got a laugh out of it!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

dr. john.
10% of all statistics is of some use!

claire,
Thank you for being that special 10%.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

pam,
Now why does my toothbrush smell like chicken liver?

ivan,
Can't argue with the majority there!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

msw,
Are you a statistician?

janice,
Do you have cats?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

molly,
It was indeed a long week and another long week coming up.

Marja said...

25% of this year I will spent in a New Zealand winter. Ha I am as smart as you!!

VioletSky said...

and yet 4 out of 5 cats will do precisely that!

Urban Animal said...

Funny post. Now I can sleep with all this wonderful knowledge :)

violetsky, so true! I'm sure my cat would do that if she knew toothbrushes exist!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Marja,
Isn't statistics easy and fun?

violetsky,
Haha. More reasons why I do not have a cat.

urban animal,
How can you sleep soundly when 4 out of 5 cats are doing dental mischief?!!

squirrelmama said...

LGS, the odds that I would read this post and laugh are about 100 percent. Right on!

geewits said...

50% of the people in this house read your blog and love it!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

squirrelmama,
Thank you. Statistics can be fun if you have fun with statistics! :)

geewits,
Thank you kindly. Now what do we do to win over the other 50%?

cabcree said...

love lolcats! you set a nice twist to this picture. how fun!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

cabcree,
Thanks. Are you a cat lover perchance?

On a Limb with Claudia said...

ahahahahahahahahahahaha... This is very fun! :) Thanks!

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