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Ultimate Statistics

Find out the percentage chance of just about anything
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This is a website (at least its main interface is) that is at its core a database of statistics. Any statistic available can be included, but for starters those statistics about occupation, life expectancy, causes of death, winning the lottery, getting married/divorced and others of the like will be available perhaps.

So what makes this site different? Say you are a new parent, and you want to find out what the chances are of your child becoming a doctor. Or becoming a senator, then being assassinated. Or getting married before hitting 18 years old. The site can use established statistical functions to calculate any combination of the available statistics. So for example, you could calculate the approximate number of 1-armed plumbers in the world. Named Fred. or some other strange combination!

This is of course a candid website, not meant to be taken seriously. It goes along the lines of that website that predicted your exact date of death, but with a little more substance and math.

Statistics can be volunteered by users, sort of like a wiki system.

This is a very half-baked idea, comments would be appreciated, and of course, notification if it's been done before! ^^

kenboren, Feb 26 2008

A Book, but with only 288 probabilities. What is the chance that it has the one you are looking for? http://www.amazon.c...d=1204088765&sr=1-3
[Ling, Feb 27 2008]

More seriously (honest!) http://www.mathcs.c...robweb/probweb.html
Probability web - might link to some statistical data [Ling, Feb 27 2008]

Ultimate website http://www.upa.org/
Rules, tournaments, resources, etc. but no statistics. [Canuck, Feb 27 2008]

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       So can it tell me the chances of being picked up by a girl I met at a party after being kicked out as airlock of a Vogon Constructor ship?
MisterQED, Feb 26 2008
  

       This is just a Delphi Oracle for the machine age - statistics are no more reliable than the gods in foretelling the future. -
DrCurry, Feb 26 2008
  

       //notification if it's been done before!// Would you prefer the answer: "probably"?
Ling, Feb 26 2008
  

       The chances of any-thing coming from Mars...?
Jinbish, Feb 26 2008
  

       A million to one (he said...)
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 26 2008
  

       bun for the previous two annos... I've had far worse songs stuck in my head on a wednesday.
Custardguts, Feb 26 2008
  

       87% of all statistics are bollocks.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 26 2008
  

       And the other 14% are inaccurate.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 26 2008
  

       which is why I tried to stress that this is a candid resource, mostly for idle curiosity. :)   

       And statistics aren't so much bollocks..there's a reason why it's used so much in business
kenboren, Feb 27 2008
  

       most countries run a census which publishes most of the data. The more obscure facts would be too expensive to research.
DanDaMan, Feb 27 2008
  

       //statistics are no more reliable than the gods in foretelling the future.// Really, Dr. Curry? This, of course, means you believe in very powerful gods. Which is surprising, I might add.
daseva, Feb 27 2008
  

       So this isn't about keeping track of scoring and such in the flying disc sport?
Canuck, Feb 27 2008
  

       I live in Las Vegas, Nevada...any chances or statistics I want to know about iare readily available at the sports books in the casinos....especially if I want to bet on it. also, online betting parlors have excellent statistical reporting....though, admittedly, probably not on Betty Ann or Sarah Lou getting prego before getting married of Joshuah's bass boat getting hit by a river barge before he catches that ol'"Big Swampy" catfish he's been tryin' for all his life..
Blisterbob, Feb 27 2008
  

       Five (traditional) dice are thrown together. What is the probability that *at least two* of them will show 1's?   

       What about if they are d10s, and you throw 12 of them?   

       Show your working.
zen_tom, Jun 12 2008
  

       no
Custardguts, Jun 15 2008
  
      
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