Interesting Fact – Health

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, we Brits are ill for one fifth of our lives. (Women suffer the most, being sick for 19 years on average, compared with men who are poorly for 16 years. The most worrying aspect is that healthy life expectancy — the time spent feeling well […]

Interesting Fact – Cost of Living in the UK

According to the Office for National Statistics, we Brits are no longer that keen on going to night clubs or buying CDs and DVDs. (The inflation basket, which is used to calculate the cost of living in the UK, analyses the cost of 704 items.  It is an interesting look into trends in the UK, […]


Three statisticians go out hunting, and come across a large deer. The first statistician aims and fires his gun, but misses by a meter to the left. The second statistician aims and fires, but also misses, this time by a meter to the right. The third statistician doesn’t fire, but he shouts in triumph, “We […]

Is 99.9% good enough?

Statistics are interesting things. If we accept 99.9% accuracy as being ok then:- * 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.* 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped/year.* 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled/hour.* 2,000,000 documents will be lost by the IRS this year.* 2.5 million books will be shipped […]