“Most people use statistics like a drunk man uses a lamp post - more for support than illumination”
And, finally, here’s a quote from the 14th Century from the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio regarding his thoughts on the Bubonic Plague that I thought you might enjoy:
“The advice of doctors and the power of medicine appears useless and unavailing. Some maintain that the surest medicine for such an evil disease is to drink heavily, enjoy life’s pleasures, and go about singing and having fun, satisfying their appetites by any means available, while laughing at everything.”
Hope you are staying safe and healthy!
In the course of my work and my personal reading, I come across several cited statistics that I find enlightening, infuriating and sometimes, just plain entertaining! I thought I would share some of the more memorable ones here – hope you either learn something new, or just get a kick out of some of these.