16 Shocking Statistics You'll Wish Were Made Up

"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 ...

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