"Statistics are like bikinis. What they conceal is more important than what they reveal."


Air Pollution Deaths
How many premature deaths does air pollution cause each year?

Alcohol Deaths
People have known about the risks of alcohol for thousands of years, and yet...

Depressed People
Depression is a serious mental illness that causes both emotional and physical pain.
How many people are affected by it?

For some, alcohol is the cause and solution to all of life's problems.

Elephants Killed
How many African elephants have been killed this year? And in how many days will they become extinct?

Hair Growth
Find out how much your hair has grown today, and this year.

Murder rates go up and down. In recent years, they've probably gone down.

Population Size
The number of people on our planet has more than doubled in the last 50 years.

Population Weight
What's the cumulative weight of the entire living human population on the planet?

Worldwide suicide rates have increased by 60 per cent in the past 45 years.

Talk-Impaired Men
We talk at an average rate of about 2 words per second. But how much do we speak on any given day?

Talkative women
Women are purveyors of gossip and are incapable of keeping their mouths shut. Right?

Tobacco Deaths
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally.

Walking your dog
How many kilometres (miles) have you and your dog walked this year?

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"Statistics: paralysis by analysis."

Author unknown.


Number of inmates fatally shot by guards at California prisons during the 1990's: 39.

Less than 10 per cent of dieters succeed in losing significant amounts of weight and most put it all back on again within 12 months.