Forsooth (July-August 2005)

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Frank Duckworth, editor of the Royal Statistical Society's newsletter - RSS NEWS has given us permission to include items from their forsooth column which they extract them from media sources. Of course we would be happy to have readers add items they feel are worthy of a forsooth!

From the February 2005 RSS news we have:

Gasgow's odds (on a white Christmas)

had come in to 8-11, while Aberdeen
was at 5-6, meaning snow in both cities

is consideered almost certain.
BBC website
22 December 2004

From the May 2005 RSS News:

He tried his best--but in the end newborn Casey-James May
missed out on a 48 million-to-one record by four minutes. His
father Sean, grandfather Dered and great-grandfather Alistair
were all born on the same date - March 2. But Casey-James

was delivered at 12.04 am on March 3....
Metro
10 March 2005

In the US, those in the poorest households have
nearly four times the risk of death of those in the richest.
Your World report
May 2004