19 Most Misleading Statistics (That Are Technically Correct)

When the math adds up, the numbers never lie. They're infallible, concrete, impossible to argue with -- however you want to spin it, they make one solid point. Oh, wait -- did we say spin?

Yes, spin. As you're about to find out, it turns out that even innocent statistics can be twisted to support any nefarious thing you want to prove. Guess numbers do lie and we were right for never going to our math classes.

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Entry by milito

Average AnnualGlobal Temperature in Fahrenheit 1880-2015 The National Review magazine presented this graph to show that there's no increase in the ave

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Entry by PookieJones

Overall median wages have increased 1%, even though median wages for each of the specific educational groups decreased: High School Dropouts: 7.9% Hig

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Entry by gicusudoru

TIME 1100 0 MON TIME 100? u.S NATIONAL SECURITY Study Says White Extremists Have Killed More Americans in the U.S. Than Jihadists Since 9/11 But it's

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Entry by Scott Laffey

NEW YORK STATE'S ROADWAYS ARE A VERITABLE DEATH TRAP. WITH 966 TRAFFIC RELATED DEATHS IN 2015 ALONE! However, this is a state with a population of nea

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Entry by LilySprite

400% more weight lost? That's amazing! CRAUN LIPOZENE CLINICAL STUDY NO CHANGE IN DIET OR EXERCISE LOST OVER, 400% NO LIPOZENE MORE WEIGHIT LIpe GROUP

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Entry by milito

CANCER CRACKEDCO 2.007.371 PREVENTION SCREENING IN 2006 327.000 IN 2013 SERVICES & ABORTIONS During the congressional inquiry into allegations that Pl

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Entry by jaoafallas

Third-generation oral contraceptive pills increase the risk of a thrombosis by 100%. The study released in 1995, ti issued by the British Committee on

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China emits more GHGS (greenhouse gases) than any other country. Does this make the Chinese, at least on average, more culpable for climate change tha

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Entry by jaoafallas

GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING (AS A SHARE OF GDP) 1943: 30.3% 2008: 2009: 2010- 22.7% 3.2% 10.1% 2013: 1944: 23.8% 1945: 21.5% (avg) FOX INEWS SOURCE:

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Entry by Michael Voll

GRACKEDOON Over the past 18 years there has been no significant increase in global temperatures. This is true, but only because in 1998, temperatures

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Entry by PookieJones

50% of marriages end in divorce. That's true, if you compare the annual marriage rate with the annual divorce rateo However, the trend Year Marriage D

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKED CON Hand sanitizers kill 99.99% of germs* *Under laboratory conditions. When tested in real world settings, they kill as few as 46% of germs.

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Entry by Michael Voll

CRACKEDCON You know when the concerned lady tells you that about half of men over 40 have erectile dysfunction? Good Only about 4% news of men in thei

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Entry by jaoafallas

This graph shows a huge gap between student loans and income of graduates in America: 1,000 62,000 900 Student Loan Debt (left) 60.000 800 58.000 -Med

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Entry by CZM

Marijuana is now seen in more ER patients than heroin This is the type of out-of-context statistic the DEA likes to use to justify why it classifies

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

80% OF DENTISTS RECOMMEND Colgate Colgate COLGATE. BUT THEY DIDN'T NECESSARILY PREFER COLGATE OVER OTHER BRANDS. THE AD DOESN'T TELL YOU THAT THE DE

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Entry by Maclise

CRACKEDCON WELFARE VS. FULL TIME JOBS 108.6M 101.7M PEOPLE ON PEOPLE WITH A FOX WELFARE JOB ROX FULL TIME NEWS NEWS SOURCE: CENSUS BUREAU. channet The

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Rape Statistics by Country CRACKEDON Bate per S00.00D 0.07 07.1 1.0-3.5 35-6.3 6.3-13 This IndexMundi map is often 3.366 25.6-6 used to brand Sweden t

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Entry by Randallw

In 2012 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reportedly detected an increase in the incidence of autism in children 15 14. 13 P 12. 11 10. 9 e 8 n 7 C

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