Category Archives: Statistics

Brazil is becoming more affordable

You know that a country is going through an economic crisis when your friends from Brazil don’t begin their days by posting photos of their morning coffee, but by commenting on the exchange rate between the Brazilian real and the US … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Economics, Statistics, Travel | 6 Comments

The appeal of the political outsiders

The three Republican candidates who have never held any elected office before, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, now poll – taken together – at more than 50%. More than half of Republican primary voters seem to think that … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, History, Politics, Statistics, USA | 1 Comment

Why Eastern Europe cannot accept more Refugees

Dear Western Europe, it seems you are in sulk about our unwillingness to accept more any refugees. It hurts us to hurt your feelings, so please allow us to explain things from an Eastern European perspective. We are certain you that … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Estonia, Europe, Human Rights, Hungary, Islam, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Politics, Statistics | Tagged , | 15 Comments

250,000 cigars

In his book The Churchill Factor, Boris Johnson makes the apodictic claim that Winston Churchill smoked 250,000 cigars over his lifetime. This number looks too much like it has been pulled out of Mr Churchill’s famous hat. Let’s apply some … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz on Gun Violence

You missed the news about the latest mass shooting ? Don’t worry, there will be another one this week. The only good thing about this high number of killings is that it provides a lot of data. We can compare … Continue reading

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Is Cluj-Napoca the cleanest city in Europe?

And another record for Romania! The city with the cleanest air in Europe is Cluj-Napoca. That’s at least what the French “Association Nationale pour la Préservation et l’Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Air” proclaimed. But they only examined the air quality of the 100 largest … Continue reading

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The Truth about Divorce Statistics

There are plenty of figures, numbers and statistics about marriage and divorce, some of them even more conflicting than an arguing couple. To know the truth, you only need to know these two statistics about divorce: The divorce rate would … Continue reading

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