25 Statistics That Seem Exaggerated But Actually Aren’t

You have probably heard statistics all your life. You’ve seen them used in political debates, in school, probably even at home. They are quite honestly everywhere. The crazy thing about it is that they are often wrong. Well, let’s clarify that. Statistics in and of themselves can’t be wrong, but in many cases they are taken out of context, the sample is poor, or the data has been manipulated in some way to show whatever a certain politician is trying to prove. They are a tool, that is all, and because we are humans, we often use our tools for less than noble things, like lying or manipulating. So, with all of that said, let’s get to the real point.

Today we are using the term “statistic” somewhat loosely. In fact, many of the statistics we are referring to would actually be classified as facts. Okay, so far we’ve made 2 disclaimers and still haven’t reached our point. We will get there eventually! In fact, we are there right now. Many of the statistics/facts that you have taken for granted all your life are not true. Don’t believe us? These are 25 statistics that seem exaggerated but actually aren’t!

Featured Image: wikipedia

25

Reno, Nevada is farther west than Los Angeles.

Reno, Nevada is farther west than Los AngelesSource: google maps
24

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real onesSource: nextnature.net, Image: wikipedia

23

Star Wars was released closer to the end of World War II than to today.

Star Wars was released closer to the end of World War II than to todaySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

On average, the US Congress brings up Hitler 7.7 times per month.

On average, the US Congress brings up Hitler 7.7 times per monthSource: dailydot.com, Image: wikipedia

21

Bristol, Tennessee is closer to Canada than it is to Memphis.

Bristol, Tennessee is closer to Canada than it is to MemphisSource: google maps


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