The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Bullsh*t Statistics

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Weird
http://www.cracked.com/article_16241_6-most-frequently-quoted-bullsht-statistics.html

Sometimes you"ll hear a statistic so crazy you can hardly believe it"s true. You should probably go with your instincts.
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Male 1,109
the writers at cracked are amazing.
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Female 150
"cramp of death" made me LOL
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Male 648
"42.9% of all statistics are made up on the spot."
"Statistics are used as a drunkard uses a lightpole: for support, not illumination."
"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics."
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Female 242
i believed a lot of those until this haha. yay.
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Female 8
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Female 2,196
People would always tell me that you have to wait 30 minutes before swimming after you ate and I didn`t believe them so I would always eat and then go swimming and annoy the people who kept telling me not to. =P
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Female 2,074
Here`s something for you fools to jack off to:


Wow. Look at that a**. Isn`t it to sexy? Make sure to wipe the mess you just made on the keyboard, little boys with little toys.

/sarcasm

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Male 425
"I sorta believe number 4 though."

Well, it`s not true.

#6 - Pretty obvious, especially considering many people don`t sleep with their mouths open.
#5 - Laughable "statistic". I`ve felt like backhanding people for years that spout this off. And what`s worse, many of those people have been my teachers.
#4 - Just stupid.
#3 - Simply doesn`t make sense.
#2 - Not as bad as the myth makes it seem. Still, exercising after eating, which is what swimming is, has the potential to create discomfort.
#1 - Yeah, all facts disprove this myth. (example: http://psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20040105-000026.html)

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Female 2,074
Um. There`s nothing wrong with this picture. I don`t get the joke the site was trying to include with it.

I guess they assume that men prefer this:


So sad how Hollywood/The Media controls the mind of you drones. LOL

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Male 1,590
For the record, my favorite Christmas movie is not `Die Hard`, it`s `Lethal Weapon`. ;-)
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Male 416
I`m guessing tonyjet doesn`t believe in evolution
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Male 1,111
The link is retarded, it doesn`t give any real `facts` or reasons to back up what it says, it just `assumes` which it even admits in some of the `truths` the author talks about.

just like Davymid, who has no clue what they`re talking about with some of their `facts`


Davymid: give some `facts` if you`re trying to state something you probably just read how they are myths and blah blah from an email. Back it up.

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Female 283
I`ve only ever heard the swimming one. I sorta believe number 4 though.
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Male 3,296
humans didnt evolve from "apes"

we were a different species all along

bipedal from the beginning

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Female 1,142
What of the one that says that chewing gum takes a billion years (give or take a few) to digest?
I still hear that one from children and adults alike...
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Male 3,296
haha i always thought the 30 mins after eating was right
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Male 1,399
"40% of Americans don`t have health insurance."

There`s a load.

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Male 1,114
Meh.

Kinda poo

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Male 504
Here are a few more bullsh*t "facts" that "everyone knows":
The earth is round and it revolves around the sun
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Male 504
Human beings evolved from apes

Then what did we evolve from?

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Female 1,412
I allways knew the spider one was fake. Its so obviously fake. Who would know?

- Someone once told me they knew another person that found spider legs in their braces. Yeah..

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Male 12,138
Here are a few more bullsh*t "facts" that "everyone knows":
- Columbus discovered America
- The only man-made object you can see from space is the Great Wall of China
- Glass is a supercooled liquid, not a solid
- Bathwater goes down the plughole in different directions depending which hemisphere you`re in due to the Coriolis effect
- America was named after Amerigo Vespucci
- Eskimos have 100 different words for snow
- Human beings evolved from apes
- Your fingernails and hair continue to grow after your death
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Male 504

Go ahead. Think about sex. Right now. LOL

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Female 380
I go swimming all the time after eating... I have my own pool so I just lay back and relax with the kids but I have never died from doing it... obviously.

As for the spider one... that has always freaked me out. And for the record, its not the myth that freaks me out. I actually had a spider crwalling on my face once and I woke up to find it on my nose.... yeah, freaked me out from then till FOREVER!

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Female 505
Pabasa, I also like Snopes.com. I knew most of the things I just read were false because of Snopes.
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Male 1,226
Meh, never believed any of them.
I only believed the spiders one...untill I turned five, and realised you don`t sleep with your mouth open.
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Male 246
"So the part of your brain you`re using to read this article is not the same part you`ll be using tonight when you get drunk and fight a hobo." - Lmao

And wow they even told us in biology in high school as an "interesting fact" the whole spider myth...

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Male 1,623
I always knew the 10 second sex one was bullpoo.
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Male 252
Funny, eventhough I`ve never heard of spousal abuse on superbowl sunday and Christmas suicide. Aw well.
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Male 12
i already knew that.
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Male 192
meat pie

what do you call the 00`s?? i mean we have the 60`s, 70`s, 80`s, 90`s, but what is the 00`s, and the 10`s?

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Female 2,144
Eh.
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Female 306
Hmm.. I believed about three of those until now.
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Male 4,012
snopes.com is my best friend in debunking myths, or suspicious stories.

You should try befriending it too.

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Male 962
lol i belived in them all.

cheers cracked

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Male 649
i just got done reading this on cracked.com before it was posted here.
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Female 2,249
once i had a sandwich then went swimming at the beach straight away...

i didn`t explode, i just threw up everywhere

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Male 203
"kaleidoscope of titty" EPIC
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Male 317
ha i dont know about you but i always find it fun to beat whatever girl i may be with during the super bowl sunday
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Female 192
I haven`t had most of those quoted to me before -- in fact, the only one I`ve been told is the one about not swimming until 30 minutes after eating.

I did decide to pass on the BS info about eating the spiders to my sister though. :-D

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Male 2,076
lol :D
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Male 2,076
The number one bullsh*t site:

www.cracked.com

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Female 4,028
Heh, it was amusing.
But how do we know [quote]this[/quote] isn`t just another lie?! *Le gasp!*
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Male 9,306
I like the link to the external site that has an article on how brain damage supposedly causes bad behavior.
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Male 2,576
Charlie Brown never lived in the `00s.
If he did, he would have shot himself.
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Male 1,036
Moderately interesting for all of ten seconds.
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Male 365
Wow, I believed more than half of those before this article. Thanks!
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Male 5,970
i always go with my insticts....unless the quote is believeable...then i dont...
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Male 1,620
Link: The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Bullsh*t Statistics [Rate Link] - Sometimes you`ll hear a statistic so crazy you can hardly believe it`s true. You should probably go with your instincts.
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