Fun statistical fact: Cows are about 300 times more likely to kill you than coyotes.
Minor side-note to statistical fact: If it was common for people to keep several hundred coyotes on their property and routinely chase them into a corral and handle them, this statistic would be different.
- This is a great summary of ‘conditional probability’, a statistical property which many people grapple with unsuccessfully.
- This post just made me realize that both coconut trees and vending machines, items often quoted in wacky death statistics, are both things that people often shake vigorously.
(from my favourite tumblr site)