ESL Questions: Facts and Statistics

Facts and Statistics

ESL Questions: Facts and Statistics


What do you think about these facts and statistics?

In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times.

An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

You have more bacteria cells in your body than human cells.

What are some interesting statistics you know of?

What do you think the saying “Numbers don’t lie.” means?

What are some of the problems with statistics?

Do you agree that “86% of statistics are made up on the spot”?

What are the REAL reasons for these correlations?

Sleeping with one’s shoes on is strongly correlated with waking up with a headache. Therefore, sleeping with one’s shoes on causes headache.

Since the 1950s, both the atmospheric CO2 level and obesity levels have increased sharply. Hence, atmospheric CO2 causes obesity.

People who own vinyl records have a higher rate of heart disease than those who don’t.