"Statistics are like bikinis. What they conceal is more important than what they reveal."
DATA : AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (1789-2012)
No, not an attractive but a competent-looking political candidate is most likely to be elected into office. According to Princeton University, more competent-looking candidates win 67 per cent of the time in U.S. House of Representive elections and 72 per cent of the time in U.S. Senate elections.
So, who were the most competent-looking presidential candidates? And did they win? You decide...
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"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will."
Paul Harvey (1918-2009), radio broadcaster.
AND THAT'S A FACT
Laboratory of Geology in Lyon (France): "Life on Earth bubbled out of a volcano in Greenland 3.8 billion years ago."
Success rate of American and Russian space missions to Mars... During the 1960's and 1970's: 48%. And during the 1980's and 1990's: 20%.