Saturday, September 17, 2005

lies, damn lies and statistics

This thing's been doing the rounds for a while: Go to Google's main page and type in either the word failure or miserable failure and then click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. You will be transported to the White House's official biographical page for GWB. As a quick Google Blog post noted, this is merely a bad day for statistics and another example of googlebombing (Yet, such acceptable results *nudge, nudge, wink wink*). Yet, thanks to Google's impressive track record of cool and interesting humour, the "these guys really have a cool sense of humour" comment is not uncommon. Pity. This time the human contribution happened at the wrong end.

The good old combination of the phrase mass destruction and "I'm Feeling Lucky" still works, though. And the regular search gets you the same place as the first result.

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