"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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"It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics."
George Bernard Shaw, playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.
AND THAT'S A FACT
The Abu Dhabi Police traffic department: "During the Blackberry outage of 2011, traffic accidents were reduced by 40 per cent.