Funny Stuff (Chapter 9)
A medical researcher tried jalapenos on a stomach ulcer patient, and the ulcer went away. The researcher then published an article entitled "Jalapenos Cure Stomach Ulcers." The next patient subjected to the same treatment died.
The researcher's next published paper carried the title "More Detailed Study Reveals that Jalapenos Cure 50% of Stomach Ulcers."
What does a statistician call it when the heads of all 10 rats are cut off but surprisingly 1 of the rats survives? "Nonsignificant."
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