"Statistics are like bikinis. What they conceal is more important than what they reveal."
REAL TIME COUNTER : ELEPHANTS KILLED
The 1989 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the international trade in ivory. But that didn't (and doesn't) stop poachers from killing elephants by the thousands. Because there still are thriving ivory markets in a number of affluent, mainly Asian, countries...
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"I asked a statistician for her phone number... She gave me an estimate."
AND THAT'S A FACT
Percentage of Americans who say that cancer will be cured within 50 years: 84. Percentage of Americans who said the same 50 years ago: 88.