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."

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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