16 Stats That Sound Made Up (But Aren't)

"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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Entry by runner-runner

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Entry by drudru

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Entry by Nirgal

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Entry by Seance

You have a 1 in 2,067, 000 chance of dying in a plane crash... ...and a 1 in 423, 548 chance of dying from falling out of bed. bed. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Manx MacReady

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Entry by Kanklefest

There are ten times more bacteria cells in your gut than there are cells in your body... ...the bacteria cells are just much smallere

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Entry by johnli27

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Entry by johnli27

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

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Entry by johnli27

90% of pork chops and ground beef CONTAIN II FECAL BACTERIA CRACKED

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Entry by DocBen

1 in 3 men don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. So, basically, if you shake their hand, you're CRAGKED also shaking their CONT junk.

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Entry by BRWombat

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CRACKED COM Every minute, 70 a kilogram human emits 600 gamma rays because of radioactive potassium. (Don't blame the government, all potassium everyw

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Entry by anakedjew

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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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Entry by Rail.Gun

CRACKEDCO 43% of pilots admit to falling asleep during flight. 33% of them report waking up to find that their co-pilots had fallen asleep as well.

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