Facts and Statistics

  1. What do you think about these facts and statistics:
    • An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
    • Ten percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
    • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
    • You have more bacteria cells in your body than human cells.
  2. What are some interesting statistics you know of?
  3. What do you think the saying “Numbers don’t lie” means?
  4. What are some of the problems with statistics?
  5. Do you agree that “42.7% of statistics are made up on the spot”?
  6. What separates a fact from an opinion?
  7. Have you ever taken a survey? What was it for?
  8. Are the results from surveys an accurate form of statistics?
  9. Have you ever made up a statistic to make what you were saying more trustworthy?
  10. Do you trust statistics when you hear them?