Joking about the mean

A nice little article in Slate about getting your means and medians right. It recounted this nice joke:

An old joke is illustrative here: 10 statisticians in a bar. Ted Turner walks in. The statisticians start to whoop and holler. “What’s going on?” asks Turner. One statistician explains, “On average, we just got a whole lot richer!”

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  1. Three statisticians go hunting. They spot a deer, and, acting quickly, the first hunter fires, and misses by 6 feet to the left. The second hunter fires at the same time, missing by 6 feet to the right. The third hunter yells, “Good work, guys! We hit it!”


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