Forsooth (July-August) 2005
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 forsooth items 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 (http://www.herbnews.org/status.htm) May 2004
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