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. SourceSource 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
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?
Water has finally become more popular
in the US than soda for the first time in
2 decades. In 1998, Americans were
drinking a yearly average of 54 gallons
of soda compared to 42 gallons of water.
By 2013, the average was 44 gallons of
soda vs 58 gallons of water, and soda
consumption has been in decline
every year since. SourceSource 2
September 19 I haven’t posted for a while. I felt really lazy but here I am trying to get back on the track. Here are my notes for Statistics. It is the first time I used this style of note-taking and I have to admit that I love how it went.
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
Women are much safer drivers
than men. Studies have shown
that since 1975, accidents
involving female drivers have
resulted in less than half the
fatalities than accidents
involving male drivers. Source
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.