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'Having conducted a comprehensive analysis of dozens of subsets of data from a wide range of sources we've confirmed that the likely answer is 36...now we just need to identify the question.'
"All I seem to have brought with me is a headful of baseball statistics."
'It's your other 0.5.'
'My diabetic research shows that test subjects are 98% more likely to take their diabetic pills if the pills are covered in chocolate.'
'Which way up would you like it?'
"I hate to be a downer, but, statistically, people are more likely to die of heart disease than by getting
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'Does that mean 1 in 5 people actually enjoy it. . .?'
After biologists draw blood samples and record vital statistics, the rugby player is tagged and released.
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'But then again...we could be wrong.'
'I love being married to a statistician. I can make him say whatever I want.'
'The mean age of our visitor is 50. It seems like when they turn 50 they get mean.'
"Buzz bats left, throws right, and supports limited military involvement in Bosnia."
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When statisticians argue.
Statistics department with 'You are here (sampling error +/- 4%)'.
'Good work, sales up 30% on last month.' - 'You know very well I was on holiday.'
"Some people think accountants are just boring number crunchers but statistics show that 43% of 456 people covering 56% of the total demographic were 67% sure that we're really a lot of fun!"
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'We'll only do 72% of it, since it's been reported that 28% of surgery is unnecessary.'
"This is my dad. He's an economic indicator."
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"You know humans eat eight of us in their sleep every year."
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'...recommended by 4 out of 5 quacks!'
Radar Gun Readings at Baseball Stadium
"A preliminary census report indicates that for the first time in our nation's history female anthropologists out-number male professional golfers."
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"Boring game today."
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"Your assumption that a one in a million chance event MUST be a miracle shows you drastically underestimate the total number of regularly occurring events."
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