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BS: Silly statistics

GUEST,Ed 06 Oct 07 - 01:43 PM
Peace 06 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM
number 6 06 Oct 07 - 03:07 PM
Ebbie 06 Oct 07 - 09:34 PM
ragdall 07 Oct 07 - 01:21 AM
Chip2447 07 Oct 07 - 01:27 AM
Peace 07 Oct 07 - 01:28 AM
Peace 07 Oct 07 - 01:29 AM
Dave Hanson 07 Oct 07 - 06:23 AM
Leadfingers 07 Oct 07 - 06:33 AM
Folkiedave 07 Oct 07 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,ed 07 Oct 07 - 06:52 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 07 Oct 07 - 07:16 PM
Bill D 07 Oct 07 - 09:41 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Oct 07 - 12:20 AM
Bev and Jerry 08 Oct 07 - 01:48 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 08 Oct 07 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,LTS pretending to work 08 Oct 07 - 05:24 AM
Shaneo 08 Oct 07 - 05:34 AM
GUEST,LTS still pretending - one day they'll catch 08 Oct 07 - 05:46 AM
Dead Horse 08 Oct 07 - 06:29 AM
Michael 08 Oct 07 - 01:04 PM
Peace 08 Oct 07 - 01:49 PM

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Subject: Odd statistics from your Nation
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 01:43 PM

Know any silly statistics about your countries folks?

Here are some Canadian ones (but,a tad old)


Facts about Canadians.
(From Statistics Canada 1997)


*only 30% of Canadians can flare their nostrils
*21% don't make their bed daily, 5% never do.
*Men do 29% of laundry each week.
Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
*40% of women have hurled footwear at a man
*85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear
*67.5% of men wear tightie whities (briefs)
*3 out of 4 store their dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations
*13% admit to occasionally doing our offspring's homework
*91% lie regularly
*27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz
*29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store
*50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods
*90% believe in divine retribution
*10% believe in the 10 Commandments
*82% believe in an afterlife
*45% believe in ghosts
*13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail
*58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't
*10% of switch tags in the store to pay less for an item
*Over 50% believe in spanking, but only a child over 2 years old
*35% give to charity at least once a month
*How far would you go for $10 million?
*25% would abandon their friends, family, and church
*7% would murder
*69% eat the cake before the frosting *When nobody else is around,
47% drink straight from the carton
*85% will eat Spam this year
*70% drink orange juice daily
*22% skip lunch daily
*9% skip breakfast daily
*66% eat cereal regularly
*22% restaurant meals include french fries
*14% eat the watermelon seeds
*only 13% brush their teeth from side to side
*45% use mouthwash every day
*22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink
*the typical shower is 101 degrees F
*53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on
*58% of women paint their nails regularly
*62% pop their own zits
*33% of women lie about their weight
*10% claim to have seen a ghost
*57% have had deja vu
*49% believe in ESP
*4 out of 5 have suffered from hemorrhoids
*only 30% of us know our cholesterol level
*14% have attended a selfhelp meeting
*15% regularly go to a shrink
*78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home
*46.5% of men say they ALWAYS put the seat down after they've used the toilet, yet women claim to ALWAYS find it up
*30% refuse to sit on a public toilet seat
*54.2% always wash our hands after using the toilet
*23.5% admit they don't always flush
*45.2% pee in the shower
*28.1% pee in the pool
*55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're using the toilet
*39% peek in our host's bathroom cabinet.
*81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants
*29% ignore RSVP
*71.6% eavesdrop
*56% of women do the bills in a marriage
*2 out of 3 wouldn't give up their spouse even for a night for a million bucks
*20% have played in a band at one time in our life
*40% have had music lessons
*44% reuse tinfoil
*57% save pretty gift paper to reuse
*66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch
*53% read their horoscopes regularly
*16% have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men)
*59% say they are average looking
*90% depend on alarm clocks to wake us
*28% have skinnydipped. 14% with the opposite sex.
*51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity
*on average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year
*20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends
*2 out of 5 have married their first love
*only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand
*1 in 5 men proposed on his knees
*6% propose over the phone
*71% can drive a stickshift car
*45% consistantly follow the speed limit
*2/3 speed up at a yellow light
*12% of men never use their car blinkers
*44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them
*4 out of 5 sing in the car


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Peace
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM

Yep. Looks about right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: number 6
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 03:07 PM

I agree with Peace, with one exception .... I question that 44% reuse tinfoil.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 09:34 PM

How far would you go for $10 million?" Hey, I've got a passport- for $10 mill I'd go all over the world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: ragdall
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 01:21 AM

What's tinfoil?


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Chip2447
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 01:27 AM

roughly 50% of all divorced people are male.

Chip


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Peace
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 01:28 AM

The stuff a half dozen of us make our hats from.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Peace
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 01:29 AM

What's the other half?


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 06:23 AM

If you laid out 50% of the Canadaian people end to end accross the Atlantic ocean 99% of them would drown.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 06:33 AM

If All the women between sixteen and sixty in Central London were laid end to end down Oxford Street - Would any be surprised ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Folkiedave
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 06:52 AM

The big killer the UK is tea. Virtually every person in the UK who dies has been a regular tea-drinker.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: GUEST,ed
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 06:52 AM

The rate of female prostate cancer, in Australia, has remained
stable for just under two hundred years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 07:16 PM

85% of statistics are pure b*ll*cks.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 09:41 PM

"Seven out of ten doctors leaves three!"

(I KNEW a guy who slipped that into a formal debate many years ago...and no one noticed..at least they didn't call him on it....Perhaps the bright red suspenders (braces) he was running his thumbs in distracted them.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 12:20 AM

12% of Bishops take the Times newspaper.

The other 88% pay for it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 01:48 AM

The average American has one breast and one testicle.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 04:37 AM

ROFLMAO guys, that's the best yet

Don T.

PS you owe me a keyboard!


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 05:24 AM

Bev & Jerry - would that make it a breasticle?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Shaneo
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 05:34 AM

You can quote statistics to prove anything , 90% of people know that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: GUEST,LTS still pretending - one day they'll catch
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 05:46 AM

There are lies, damned lies and statistics!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Dead Horse
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 06:29 AM

110% of statisticians have trouble with maths.


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Michael
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 01:04 PM

To be precise, there are lies(93.588%), damned lies(18.003%)and statistics (46.333%)


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Subject: RE: BS: Silly statistics
From: Peace
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 01:49 PM

Michael's correct. That's because 94.21% of people who use statistics when they argue make them up as they go along.


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