Dry counties that prohibit selling alcohol often have more meth problems. According to statistics, counties in Kentucky that ban alcohol sales have twice as many meth-related incidents, almost double the number of meth lab busts, and higher rates of DUI-related car crashes. Source Source 2

A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.

Teenage boys, who are often stereotyped as the biggest gamers, now lag far behind their older female counterparts, making up just 17 percent of the gaming demographic. (x)

25 U.S. States Have Active KKK Terrorist Groups. If they are not terrorist groups, what would you call them? 

All these KKK and skinhead groups out here and people label the #blacklivesmatter movement a terrorist group? That’s really disgusting.

We need to work on destroying those. There should be no hate. The only reason these groups exist is because they start brainwashing from birth. If no one told you who to hate we would have peace on earth. #Love it!

Some ways that statistics can lie to you without ever falsifying their data:

  • Reframing a small absolute difference as a large relative difference. For example, it’s technically correct to describe an increase from 0.01% to 0.04% as a 300% increase - but is a +0.03% bump what you’d assume to be the case if you heard the phrase “300% increase”?
  • Using one type of average while implying that you’re talking about a different type of average. For example, if a company has nine employees who make $10/hour and one manager who makes $60/hour, you can take the mean average and state with technical truthfulness that the average wage is $15/hour, even though no actual person makes that.
  • Reporting accuracy in terms of the absence of false negatives without considering the presence of false positives. A test that returns a positive result 95% of the time when what it’s looking for is present may sound reasonably accurate - but what if I told you that it also returns a positive result 30% of the time when what it’s looking for isn’t present?

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You’d have to work fewer than 10 hours a week to be as productive as a 40-hour worker in 1950. The number of weekly hours needed for workers to equal a 1950s level of output has consistently declined by at least half an hour per year ever since - so even if you work 23 hours a week, you’re still more productive than you would have been in 1975. Source

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Ships Ahoy! #1:[LADYNOIR] Results!

The first full infographic out of MLSFR and ‘Ships Ahoy!’ is here! All data that was used came from a Google Forms Survey conducted between November 27, 2015, and January 7, 2016. A total 550 people answered the survey. If you didn’t get to participate in this survey, don’t worry! @mlscience has many more to come in the near future. Check out our research page!

We now know what the fandom calls the combinations of ships, including how to pronounce “Ladrien”, how the ‘N’ in “LadyNoir” doesn’t matter whether it’s upper- or lower- case, and how only nine people support “Marinara” for the very saucy ship.

We also noted the popularity of Marichat, which was possibly caused by the popularity of fanfiction such as @taylordraws ‘s Heartstrings, which has earned over 4,634 Kudos and over 82,058 hits on Ao3, and 741 Favs on Fanfiction.net.

We also conclude that everyone ships LadyNoir, bar a couple of outliers.

This same survey will be reconducted in a few months, so we could provide a picture on how the fandom’s preferences and opinions change over time.

(Infographics made with Piktochart.)