Funny Stuff (Chapter 2)

One day, Lynn's dog Spot suddenly contracted the dreaded disease of kurtosis. Not only was this disease debilitating, but was the most virulent strain called "platykurtosis." First he lost weight; then his perky personality went flat. A close friend told Lynn his to take Spot to a statistical physician who specialized in this type of disease. After a thorough exam, the physician exclaimed: "Sir, you and Spot are indeed very lucky because the FDA has just approved a new drug called mesokurtizone. This drug will bulk up Spot's middle, reduce his tail deformity, make his tail to wag two-thirds of the time, encourage him to eat 95% of the food he's given, and bring back his desire to chase 99% of the cats he sees. In no time at all, he'll return to feeling NORMAL again!"

There's a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Oslo (in Norway) by the name of Just Gjessing. Too bad he wasn't a statistics professor.

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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