Belfast Telegraph

I can't figure out why they even bother

By Lindy McDowell

There are lies, damned lies and now something called the International Statistic of the Year.

This has been chosen by the UK's Royal Statistical Society and it reveals - drum roll - that more Americans are killed by lawnmowers every year than by jihadi terrorists. Shhh. Don't anyone tell Donald. He'll order air strikes on the garden centres.

The UK Statistic of the Year is much more mundane. Something to do with "continuous urban fabric". This is what happens when you allow statisticians to chose a winner. Nine out of ten times they opt for dull.

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