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Have you ever heard the term, ‘Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics’?
Well, if you have but never quite understood why, this story might explain it …
A few months ago an eminent Swedish Professor was on TV talking about statistics.
In the interview, he casually pointed out that in Sweden, the average number of legs was 1.99 recurring.
When the host of the show looked at him curiously, the Professor explained that it was because some people in Sweden had only one leg while others had none before adding – with a straight face but admittedly, a twinkle in the eye – that because of this, the majority of the Swedish population had an above average number of legs.
Utterly truthful and yet completely ridiculous.
Pedantic, twisted genius.
[Told you you’d like it Doddsy]
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