Don’t Believe Everything you read in the Newspaper

Statistics are wonderful things.  I found this old advertisement.  I saw it and wondered who would fall for it.  Then the penny dropped, lots of people, otherwise they wouldn’t be banned for being misleading.

Which then got me wondering, when was the last time I was misled by statistics?  Not so long ago.

How about you?


  1. Anna Keppa says:

    Reminds me of an old Woody Allen movie. Woody somehow winds up frozen in a cave for 2,000 years, inside his VW Beetle. When he’s found and being revived, a doctor hands him a cigarette and says, “Here. This is called tobacco. It’s good for you.”

    • James Lawther says:

      Maybe after 2,000 years in a cave full of ice a packet of Marlboroughs is just what you need. I’ll dig out the stats.

  2. Michael Thompson says:

    I have seen films of goal keepers in the 40’s standing at the touch line smoking away happily watching the action

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