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Lies, damned lies and statistics

posted 15 Jan 2015, 00:31 by Sandra Kirby
Been listening to news and I think I can say Homer Simpson was right

 “Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.”

Yesterday there was talk about the effect of our dry summer on wine production.  Reporter said 75% of NZ wine comes from Marlborough.  While I thought this was a porkie actually the Marlborough wine producers website says 77% of the total wine production in NZ comes from Marlborough - with 86% of Sav Blanc.  

Then today I received an email that says 15% of all internet searches are cat related.  1 out of 6 really??? Someone is doing all of my cat searches - and I am pretty confident that Tony doesn't use his share of cat searches.  So someone is doing an awful lot of cat viewing.

Apparently the most viewed YouTube clip of all time is a Japanese cat hiding in boxes.
And an American man gave up his day job to do his daily clips on Henri Le chat noir.  The picture is Henri with Olive the dog.  We could recreate this scene with Ket and Lily - but who would care?  According to the news millions of people around the world.
Yeah right
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