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Statistics of the International Year Of Statistics

2013 is the International Year of Statistics. So says the steering committee of the International Year of Statistics organization, anyway.

It occurs to me that the most way to participate in the International Year of Statistics is to calculate and share some statistics about 2013 and the International Year of Statistics. For your consideration, then:

Number of web pages referring to 2013 as the “International Year Of Statistics” found by Google: Approximately 2,830,000

Number of web pages referring to 2013 as the “International Year of Water Cooperation” found by Google: Approximately 3,370,000

Number of web pages referring to 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa” found by Google: Approximately 529,000

The Search Volume Index for “statistics” in Botswana, the nation with the highest current Search Volume Index score on the Google Trends site for the word “statistics”: 96

The Search Volume Index for “statistics” in Papua New Guinea: 0

Number of friends statistics has on Facebook: 680,845

Approximate ratio of Facebook friends of statistics to Facebook friends of Count Chocula breakfast cereal: 47 to 1

Number of verses in the Ode To Statistics: 5

Number of seconds that members of the U.S. Congress have devoted to speeches recognizing the International Year of Statistics so far this year: 0

Fraction of the languages for which subtitles for the “Why Statistics Is Important To You” video have been created which are non-European in origin: 1/5

Fraction of the languages for which subtitles for the “Why Statistics Is Important To You” video have been created which are African in origin: 0/5

The official International Year of Statistics statistic of the day: 75% of email accounts are classified as “consumer”, while 25% of email accounts are classified as “corporate”.

3 thoughts on “Statistics of the International Year Of Statistics”

  1. Jim Cook says:

    Hilarious! I know it’s hilarious, because 79 out of 82 polled comedians tell me so.

  2. Dave says:

    Does this mean that the year of damn lies has already come and gone?

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      Yes, and the International Year of just plain lies is now two years gone.

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