The Big List of Made-Up Statistics
Posted by Michael Dickens on April 16, 2007
I enjoy making up random statistics. Sometimes they sound plausible. Sometimes they don’t. Here’s a list of the ones I can think of right now (I will add more as I make them up).
40% of all American minors would like the taste of broccoli if they would just try it.
75% of all people in the world have eaten a worm at some point in their lives.
50% of these statistics are in fact true. This is not one of them.
You type the letter “g” 44% slower than the fastest-typed letter, “a”.
On average over the last 200 years, there have been 8% more births on Mother’s Day than the average daily number of births.
25% more presents are bought on Mother’s Day than on Christmas.
92% of all Christians pronounce Hannukah wrong (the “H” is pronounced kinda like “ch”, as though you are clearing your throat). 72% of all Jews also pronounce it wrong.
86% of the people in the Barrens now hate Chuck Norris.
0.038% of everyone who looks at this blog realizes that not even enough people look at this blog for that statistic to be correct.
30% of people believe this statistic.
Frogs are not that stupid: only 2% of frogs believe this statistic.
If you would like to submit your own made-up statistic, send it in to:
P.O. Box This Address Is Not Real
or call me at
or submit it as a comment on this blog.