"Statistics can be misleading." It's an important phrase to keep in mind when reading opinionated news stories, or to repeat like a mantra when attempting to maintain your sanity in the face of the truly terrifying data. We asked our readers to dig up statistics that will cause you to lock yourself in a closet for a little while. The winner is below, but first the runners up ...

Entry by Nirgal

CRACKEDC COM The budget to send the Curiosity Rover to Mars is less than the worldwide military expenditure for thirteen hours.

Entry by johnli27

CRACKED CONT Every year, Bx as much Garbage Is dumped in oceans As the weight of Fish caught

Entry by BRWombat

These are EYELASH MITES, which resemble worms, but have very shoRT legs, claws, and sharp mouth parts. Infestation rates start at about 25% for peop

Entry by anakedjew

4, By the age of the average child in a professional family has heard TWENTY MILLION more words than child in a a middle-class family... NO cou: Do EI

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