73.5% of All Statistics are Made Up

James McGrath vents a bit on the prevalence of dubious inforgraphics on the ‘net:

  • GubbaBumpkin

    February is unusually poor in the important revenue per quantity of infographics index. I wonder what that’s all about. And I will certainly forward this to friends.

    Studies show that if you add a decimal point, 23.6% more people will find your statistics convincing.

  • mikespeir

    Oh, wow! Who knew? ;-)

  • Machintelligence

    OMG I just read that 40% of all employee absences occur on the day preceding or following a weekend!

  • Laurence Lu

    Another study said that it was 86%.
    Wait, isn’t that a statistic itself!?


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