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Number Freaking: How To Change The World With Delightfully Surreal Statistics

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This isn’t a book of statistics and it isn’t a book of science. It has nothing whatsoever to do with actuaries or accountants. Number Freaking is a book of surreal sums and absurd arithmetic: it’s doodling with numbers, doing sums in your head just for fun, playing dice with the universe. It’s the art of putting numbers where none existed before to take an off-the-wall pee ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by The Disinformation Company (first published January 1st 2006)
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Anne Mulder
Apr 05, 2007 Anne Mulder rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who love useless information
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I learned what a good boyfriend is worth in chocolate and how long it would take to eat that much chocolate
I learned how many people a year are hurt by toilets
I learned way more about many things and didn't know how far beyond the logical conclusion it was possible to go as in, first we were talking about eyeballs and assuming that everyone had 2, next thing you know, we have an olympic swiming pool full of eyeballs
Jennifer Daniel
I thought this would tell me statistics and freaky coincidences. No! It was one big math test. It gave you a list of ridiculous numbers and you had to figure the answer. I had broke out in a sweat by page 2. I quickly closed this devil book up and promptly returned it to the library!
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This was really fun to read through, quick but thought provoking.
It will make you want to come up with your own stats with your own information.
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