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Can't get the joke 6 - statisticians.

It goes like "If you laid all the world's statisticians end-to-end, they would still point in every direction."

What does it mean?

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    Statisticians often reach very different answers after studying the same data. This is what the joke means when it says they "point in every direction."

    I thought that you would like to know this saying:

    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

    That is why we should be very careful before believing the statistics that we often read about in the newspaper.

    u had better call it a reality. then statisticians would make a joke out of it!

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