STATISTICIDE.COM

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"So, what's this web site about?"
"How accurate is the data on this web site?"
"That girl, Akiyo, is she real?"
"Can I have one of your calculators or counters on my web site?"
"How do you obtain and display the statistics on this web site?"

"I don't see any images on this web site. Why is that?"
"Can I place a link to Statisticide.com on my website?"
"I'm frustrated. The calculators, the counters... Nothing seems to work on this site! Why is that?"
"What about my privacy on this website?"
"I have a question not included here..."

"What is the validity of the numerical facts on this web site?"


ABOUT

"So, what's this web site about?"

"This is what our dictionary has to say about Statisticide.com..."

stati'sticide

n.  Statistics-killer, web site used to question and ridicule the collection and classification of numerical facts.

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ACCURACY

"How accurate are the statistics on this web site?"

"As accurate as they can get."

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AKIYO

"That girl, Akiyo, is she real?"

"You better believe it!"

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CALCULATORS, COUNTERS

"Can I have one of your calculators or counters on my web site?"

"Yes you can. Prices start at € 100. Please contact us."

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HOW

"How do you obtain and display the statistics on this web site?"

"Our statistics are based on an ingenious and very hush-hush algorithm. It processes the very latest and the most accurate statistical data available."

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IMAGES

"I don't see any images on this web site. Why is that?"

We have protected our images from being used (linked) by other websites. This relies on the so called HTTP_REFERER variable being properly sent by your browser. If you have referrer logging disabled (in your browser or personal firewall), the pages on this web site will have broken link images. Sorry.

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LINKING

"Can I place a link to Statisticide.com on my website?"

"Yes. Thanks!"

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NOTHING WORKS

"I'm frustrated. The calculators, the counters... Nothing on this site seems to work! Why is that?"

"This web site will not function properly without JavaScript. Please enable it now."

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PRIVACY

"What about my privacy on this web site?"

"We do not track or trace our visitors. We do however continuously scan our logs for copyright infringement. Apart from the Google adverts (see below), there are no third-party scripts on this web site.

We do not set any cookies but Google does... The adverts on this web site are administered, sorted and maintained by Google Inc. It uses tracking cookies that are considered by some as a threat to their privacy. You can use Google's privacy tools page to opt out of tracking."

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QUESTION

"I have a question not included here..."

"You can send us an e-mail by using our on-line form."

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VALIDITY

"What is the validity of the numerical facts on this web site?"

"All of our sources are carefully selected. We only use data published by the world's most prestigious institutions. In layman's terms: virtually all statistics on this site are estimates and many have been manipulated (though not by us).

Or as Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) once explained to a backbencher:

'The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister.'"

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"Statistics: the art of drawing conclusions from imperfect data."

Andrew F. Siegel, statistician.


AND THAT'S A FACT

25 per cent of British women admit: "Dieting is more important than my relationship."

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Number of obscenities in the 154 minutes film "Pulp Fiction": 411.