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The Statistical Abstract Random Synchronicity Gambit

Visit the very last Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Open a separate window containing a random number generator.

There are 29 categories listed on the left. Generate a random number between 1 and 29, and roll your mouse over the corresponding category.

Subcategories will appear. Generate another random number to pick which one, and click on the link.

There will be a number of tables. Generate a random number to pick which one. (Click the pdf)

There will be a number of columns. Generate a random number to pick one.

Finally, there will be a number of rows. Generate a random number to pick one.

Write down the statistic.

Now do it again, and share the two statistics, in order, here.

3 thoughts on “The Statistical Abstract Random Synchronicity Gambit”

  1. Jim Cook says:

    In 2002 there were 17 state legislatures under Democratic control. In 2008 Montana generated $843 million in insurance trust revenue.

  2. J. Clifford says:

    In 2006, there were 768 deaths in the U.S. military caused by “hostile action.”

    In 2009, the United States burned through a thousand million tons of coal.

  3. Anonyman says:

    In 2009, Arkansas had 9,070 billion cubic feet of proven shale gas reserves. In January 2010, 19% of Virginia state legislators were female.

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