Funny Stuff (Chapter 1)

One day in a philosophy class, the instructor asked the question: "If you had just one day to live, where would you spend it?" All the students were deep in thought trying to figure out how best to use their "final day." All of a sudden, Pat's hand shot into the air and the professor called on Pat. That's easy," said Pat. "I'd spend my last day in a statistics class." Hearing this, another student asked in disbelief, "Why in the world would you choose to spend your last day there?" Pat responded quickly and convincingly: "Because a full day in a stats class would seem to last for eternity!"

Did you hear about the statistician who had his head in the oven and his feet in a bucket of ice? When asked how he felt, he replied: "On average, I feel just fine!"

These 2 jokes were not newly written by me. Instead, they were plucked from depositories of statistical humor, edited slightly, and posted here to in an effort to show that there's a lighter side to this supposedly dry discipline. If you'd like to see more "funny stuff" about statistics, click here to enter Gary Ramseyer's wonderful website entitled "First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes."

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Schuyler W. Huck
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