Statistics, Lies and Damned Lies

A few months ago an eminent Swedish Professor was on TV talking about statistics.

In the interview, he casually pointed out that in Sweden, the average number of legs was 1.99 recurring.

When the host of the show looked at him curiously, the Professor explained that it was because some people in Sweden had only one leg while others had none before adding – with a straight face but admittedly, a twinkle in the eye – that because of this, the majority of the Swedish population had an above average number of legs.

The same can and should be said for men and testicles.

From Rob Campbell’s Musings of an opinionated sod.


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