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    Above-average number of arms...

    ... or how statistics can give funny results!

    I can almost guarantee that the next person that you will see will have an above average number of arms! You don't believe me? Have a think about it and if you still don't believe me see the spoiler below:-


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    Paul,

    Thus the saying: Liars, Dammed Liars, & Statisticians!

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    Statistics are like a Bikini what they reveal is interesting what the hide is vital! {Aaron Levenstein}
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Thus the saying: Liars, Dammed Liars, & Statisticians!
    Just adding my $0.02 worth .. this quote is by 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, referring to three kinds of lies. He had a lot of quotes as indicated here.
    Last edited by johnhutchison; 2011-01-20 at 06:59. Reason: Just to fix a coding error with the quote

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    Three Legged Man Lyrics - Artist(Band):Bobby Bare

    Quote Originally Posted by therealpadd View Post
    ... or how statistics can give funny results!

    I can almost guarantee that the next person that you will see will have an above average number of arms! You don't believe me? Have a think about it and if you still don't believe me see the spoiler below:-

    Three Legged Man Lyrics http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.n...256E1D00153587

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    Since we've graduated to legs, I'll toss in a few more cents worth. Has anyone seen Rolf Harris do "Jake the Peg"? The lyrics and a video are here.

    I hadn't heard of Rolf Harris the first time I saw this act. It was done by Greg Donaghey of the Carlton Showband, a great Canadian Irish group formed in 1963. They finally retired in 1996. There are no videos of Greg's act but there's a picture of him here. Scroll about 2/3 down the page.

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