>>I remember going to a forum about cannabis once, and the speaker used
>>a good example to demonstrate the ambiguity of statistics. . . .
>There's better examples:
>100% of serial killers drink milk.
Even the lactose intolerant?!??
>97% of child molesters watch television.
I'm not even touching that one...
>87% of pedophiles have read every book by Dr. Seuss.
...or that one.
>97% of all cop killers were wearing trousers.
And the other 3% *were* the trousers. Have you seen how many donuts they eat?
>100% of all un-wed mothers forgot the word "no" at a crucial moment.
And 100% of the fathers 'shot off'. (double-meaning here folks)
>92% of all convicted computer criminals listen to rock and roll music.
Crimes against good taste no doubt.