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Still a Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:14 AM
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Put one of your favorite statistics in the subject line
of your response to this thread. Should make some interesting reading.
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Still a Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:15 AM
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1. Two of three seniors get over 50% of their income from Social Security
n/t
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:16 AM
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2. Ninety percent of everything is crud
Theodore Sturgeon
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:17 AM
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4. Ans the other ten percent turns to crud shortly afterward.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:16 AM
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3. 73.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
:evilgrin:

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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:17 AM
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6. +1. I was going to post a variant of that but you beat me to it. +1 to you.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:17 AM
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5. The tip of a 1/3 inch long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph
:shrug: So fucking what ?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:17 AM
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7. The US defense budget is larger than the next 50 countries combined.
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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:18 AM
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8. There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who know binary and those who don't.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:23 AM
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10. 01011110 00110101
Most of whom also know ASCII.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:39 AM
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16. Unless you know Octal, Hexadecimal or even Trinary..
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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:42 AM
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18. Yeah most people don't realize that. Good catch.
The phrase "all number systems are base 10 systems" confuses some people.

binary is base 10 (written in binary)
decimal is base 10 (written in decimal)
octal is base 10 (written in octal)
hexadecimal is base 10 (written in hexadecimal)

:)
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:21 AM
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9. Chances an American adult agrees that it seems possible that the Holocaust never occurred:1 in 5
http://harpers.org/index/?q=Holocaust

This little statistic justifies my throwing out 20% of responses to any poll.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:34 AM
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11. U.S. imports from China increased 187 % from 2001-2006
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:37 AM
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12. 100% of the proceeds from the 'meegbear Poverty Relief Fund' all go to meegbear
No overhead costs whatsoever - and always accepting donations ('tis the season.)
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:37 AM
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13. 24% - the number of women between ages 39 and 44 who own their own home.
Of which I am one. :bounce:


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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:38 AM
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14. From January 2007 through December 2009, 6.9 million workers were displaced
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:39 AM
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15. 50% of all Republicans are below average in intelligence.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:50 AM
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20. LOL!-oh,wait-those are my neighbors!
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:06 AM
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27. No, they are below the Republican Average. 90% are below the Democratic Average
in intelligence.

Just sayin'>

The Republicans I know aren't nearly as smart as they think they are.

But then, as one of my acquaintances said to me, "Of course, you'd think that. You're a Mensa member."

However, I do know some Mensa members who are hard core GOP conservatives. Guess they just shut their brains off.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:41 AM
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17. The actual unemployment rate is between 17 and 22%.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:49 AM
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19. $350B a year interest payment by U.S.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:53 AM
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21. I'm always 100% right
No matter what. Deal with it. :)

TlalocW
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 09:01 AM
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25. I'm 50% right 50% of the time. What's that come to?
:D
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:56 AM
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22. ALL generalizations are false. (nt)
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:57 AM
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23. Texas non-manufacturing vs. manufacturing exports- 2:1
http://www.census.gov/mcd/exports /


We lead on something else!!!
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Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 08:59 AM
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24. 50% of people in the U.S. Live within 50 miles of where they grew up.
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 09:05 AM
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26. 100% of people will die sometime in their life
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:11 AM
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28. Economists have predicted 9 of the last 5 recessions.
Paul Krugman said that.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:16 AM
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29. Lies, damned lies, and statistics. eom
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:18 AM
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30. "People can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.
From the mind of Homer Simpson
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:19 AM
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31. There's a place just six feet underground where you go when you die
FACT!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:31 AM
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32. 50% of all Americans are below average in intelligence
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:32 AM
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33. ...
Edited on Thu Dec-16-10 10:33 AM by PBS Poll-435
Edited because someone beat me to it!


:D
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 10:53 AM
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34. China holds < 6% of US debt
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Still a Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 02:22 PM
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35. Interesting n/t
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