In this section we provide humorous items related to statistics, including cartoons, a gallery of statistical art, jokes, poems, word puzzles, quotes, songs, and videos. For a discussion of the use of fun materials in teaching statistics see the review article by Larry Lesser and Dennis Pearl.
Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!
Samuel S. Wilks (1906 - 1964)
paraphrasing Herbert G. Wells (1866 - 1946)
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