Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

A famous quote goes something like this:

There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies and statistics.

The quote is often attributed to Mark Twain, but Twain attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.  However, none of Disraeli’s published works contain the quote.

But I digress.  Here’s a statistic that we shouldn’t be proud of:

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average American is 23 pounds overweight.

Pitiful!  We can do better.

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