23 Stats That Are Misleading B.S. (But Technically Correct)

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It's a myth to say that numbers don't lie. Absolutely true statistics, taken out of context, can absolutely lead people to draw an incorrect conclusion. Following are examples of well-known "facts" that are based on actual data, that are still somehow being used in a false and misleading way.

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