One of my favourite statistics is.....

”95% of the people who died in the U.K. last year, had eaten tomatoes”

cheers

Don

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Don AtkinsonMember

One of my favourite statistics is.....

”95% of the people who died in the U.K. last year, had eaten tomatoes”

cheers

Don

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thebigfredcMember

My favourite is that for every inch over 6ft, a mans life expectancy goes down by 2 years.

Frank YangMember

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The more exciting Padded Cell thread is, the shorter it lives.

naim_nymphMember

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Don AtkinsonMember

thebigfredc posted:My favourite is that for every inch over 6ft, a mans life expectancy goes down by 2 years.

Presumably we are referring to height . Not length of....... !

The percentage of people who choose the correct percentage is ?

A. 75 %

B. 45 %

C. 0 %

D. 100 %

Ardbeg10yMember

TOBYJUG posted:The percentage of people who choose the correct percentage is ?

A. 75 %

B. 45 %

C. 0 %

D. 100 %

aaaarggh!

TOBYJUGMember

thebigfredcMember

naim_nymph posted:

Debs,

By applying your own rationale from the 2016 referendum result surely this means that 55% of the public do NOT support the idea of letting us vote on the deal.

Ray

HugeMember

88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot. (Vic Reeves)

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Statistics show that you are four times more likely to be killed by a cow than a shark.

Rich 1Member

Statistics! A good mathematician or a 'crooked politician' will show you that statistics prove exactly what they would like you to believe. Rich

Mike-BMember

Huge posted:88.2% of statistics are made up on the spot. (Vic Reeves)

WRONG, the correct number is 87.49673%

Mike-BMember

50% of the human population are below average

hungryhalibutMember

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I once did research on the impacts of group size on handling time (how quickly animals eat their food) of goldfish. When I couldn’t prove my theory against the null hypothesis I went to see the maths professor. On his advice I partitioned the variance into linear, quadratic and cubic components and substituted the null hypothesis for the alternative hypothesis and thereby proved by theory and got the paper published. Journal of Fish Biology. Hurrah!

That's very fishy!

Don AtkinsonMember

We’ll have to change his name from Hungryhalibut to Glutanygoldfish..........

hungryhalibutMember

Greedygoldfish would be simpler, and less of a challenge to spl.

Innocent BystanderMember

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According to several surveys, apparently, the majority of drivers in the UK think their driving is above average...

Innocent BystanderMember

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Richard Dane posted:Statistics show that you are four times more likely to be killed by a cow than a shark.

Vets know that very well. Except I suspect that for most vets the factor is considerably larger...

JamieWednesdayMember

naim_nymph posted:

Laugh. Is that real?

TOBYJUGMember

What is the statistic of finding an earth like planet out there that fits our present model.

Much effort has been made recently to find a planet that fits within our own criteria of what constitutes a habitable planet that could support life as we know it.

Who's to say that our relative next door neighbour Jupiter is not some huge gas megatropolis containing some vast gas evolution of life forms, civilisations, architecture and anything else that Quantum consciousness can make out of Hydrogen rather than carbon.

Much like Statistics it's just about us making a bigger picture if us.

Don AtkinsonMember

Allegedly heard at a fringe meeting during the Labour Party conference last week by a militant union official giving a rousing speech…..

“……So, comrades, we are calling for a National Strike concerning the wages of ALL workers in the UK, not just union members, but ALL workers. And we shall remain on strike, until our demands are met…….that the wage of every worker in this great country of ours, is above the national average !”

rodwsmithMember

If the chances of there being a bomb on a plane are 10,000 to 1, then the chances of there being two bombs on the plane are 20,000 to 1.

Simply take a bomb with you - and halve the chances of someone else blowing you up.

Mike-B posted:50% of the human population are below average

Not **perfect****ly **true. Some people are average and only the remaining part of the population are either above or below average, which means both groups a smaller than 50%.

Don AtkinsonMember

Mulberry posted:Mike-B posted:50% of the human population are below average

Not

perfectlytrue. Some people are average and only the remaining part of the population are either above or below average, which means both groups a smaller than 50%.

Brilliant

ChrisSUMember

Don Atkinson posted:Mulberry posted:Mike-B posted:50% of the human population are below average

Not

perfectlytrue. Some people are average and only the remaining part of the population are either above or below average, which means both groups a smaller than 50%.Brilliant

That would depend on the points system you used to grade people. On a crude scoring system of, say, 1 to 10, lots of people would probably get an average score. With a high res scoring system of, say, 1 to 7.5 billion, chances are that nobody at all would be average.

What is the statistical possibility that with Kate. It could be the first time that Great Britain has both a Queen AND a King at the same time in the modern age ????

Statistically, the average (arithmetic mean) gender of the human race is non-binary, being neither male nor female!

The average human has fewer than 2 legs. (Mean, not mode or median.)

yeti42Member

rodwsmith posted:If the chances of there being a bomb on a plane are 10,000 to 1, then the chances of there being two bombs on the plane are 20,000 to 1.

Simply take a bomb with you - and halve the chances of someone else blowing you up.

That's probability, not statistics. On top of that the probability of two bombs, assuming the chance is truely random, would be 100000000:1. Of 100000000 planes 9999 would have one bomb and 1 would have two bombs. Not to wory, most bombs on planes belong to the military that operate them, which would imply their presence is rather less random and two bombs probably quite common.

BeachcomberMember

Don Atkinson posted:Allegedly heard at a fringe meeting during the Labour Party conference last week by a militant union official giving a rousing speech…..

“……So, comrades, we are calling for a National Strike concerning the wages of ALL workers in the UK, not just union members, but ALL workers. And we shall remain on strike, until our demands are met…….that the wage of every worker in this great country of ours, is above the national average !”

Well, although it's unlikely, it would be possible to get everyone above the current national average, I suppose.

Remember a scientice teacher throwing me the question - " What are the statistics of Power"- as a youngling. Still flummoxed. Perhaps without context no statistics have reasoning. Is there such a thing as an absolute statistic ?

Christopher_MMember

TOBYJUG posted:Remember a scientice teacher throwing me the question - " What are the statistics of Power"- as a youngling. Still flummoxed. Perhaps without context no statistics have reasoning.

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.

MulberryMember

ChrisSU posted:Don Atkinson posted:Mulberry posted:Mike-B posted:50% of the human population are below average

perfectlytrue. Some people are average and only the remaining part of the population are either above or below average, which means both groups a smaller than 50%.Brilliant

That would depend on the points system you used to grade people. On a crude scoring system of, say, 1 to 10, lots of people would probably get an average score. With a high res scoring system of, say, 1 to 7.5 billion, chances are that nobody at all would be average.

Quite true. Depending on how you define average, only odd numbers of people would have an average person among them and even-numbered groups the 50/50 split.

Don AtkinsonMember

I have this funny feeling that with a crude scoring system of 1 to 10, that nobody would get an average score !

1 to 5 would be below average and 6 to 10 would be above average.

Perhaps we should stick with Mike B’s generalisation

TOBYJUGMember

TOBYJUG posted:The percentage of people who choose the correct percentage is ?

A. 75 %

B. 45 %

C. 0 %

D. 100 %

B. 45 %

Don AtkinsonMember

TOBYJUG posted:TOBYJUG posted:The percentage of people who choose the correct percentage is ?

A. 75 %

B. 45 %

C. 0 %

D. 100 %

B. 45 %

That is not the correct answer...........

hungryhalibutMember

Let’s try C.

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