## Facts and Statistics

- What do you think about these facts and statistics:
*An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.*
*Ten percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.*
*Most lipstick contains fish scales.*
*You have more bacteria cells in your body than human cells.*

- What are some interesting statistics you know of?
- What do you think the saying “Numbers don’t lie” means?
- What are some of the problems with statistics?
- Do you agree that “42.7% of statistics are made up on the spot”?
- What separates a fact from an opinion?
- Have you ever taken a survey? What was it for?
- Are the results from surveys an accurate form of statistics?
- Have you ever made up a statistic to make what you were saying more trustworthy?
- Do you trust statistics when you hear them?

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