1. Jan Aynes says

    30% More than mathematically possible… Of course, that's an obvious observation πŸ™‚

  2. David Rooke says

    Its ok to excel at being average

  3. Brett Bjornsen says

    but of those 80%, how many actually are?

  4. scott jarrette says


  5. Joe McCrary says

    Statistically speaking, 80% of people CAN be above average. It just depends on the other 20% being FAR below average.

  6. Joe McCrary says

    Nope. Never.

  7. Edward Ferguson says

    We are all above average at something… So do not feel too bad if you feel below average. Personally, I like to think I am in the top 2% so I can still join the protest as part of the 99%. πŸ˜‰

  8. Denise Case says

    Like + Edward Ferguson said… There are quite a few categories… maybe they're thinking of the one they're best in πŸ™‚

  9. Alberto Donado says

    My ninja graf skills are unparalleled.

  10. Steve Thomas says

    As it happens, 68% of people are "normal" (within one standard deviation from the mean). Which is probably a good thing, all in all. πŸ™‚

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_deviation_diagram.svg

  11. Charles Traupmann says

    Why is that? If I had 10 students who scored 6 and one that scored 0, I could say 90% were above average. Use larger numbers and the rounding will come out to All!

  12. Amanda Blain says

    Ahhhh I love when i make math jokes here on plus… Be proud math geeks… be proud… ?

  13. John Fanavans says

    Mean, median or mode mon cheri?

  14. Steve Coles says

    If we were all the same no-one would be above average and things would be pretty boring like this comment.

    Silly maths stuff showing how our ideas of above and below average are not always what we expect.
    Set of 10 with values 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 100
    Average is 12, median is 2
    10% are above average
    40% are above the median
    Another set of 10 with values 99, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100
    90% are above average
    none are above the median

  15. Michael Mozart says

    What about kids?? 99% think there kids are " Above Average" when obviously only MINE are!

  16. John Biscevic says

    83% of all statistics are made up on the spot…(I'm just sayin) πŸ™‚

  17. Steve Coles says

    132% of people exaggerate statistics πŸ™‚

  18. Brian Inman says

    37% of people are white trash.

  19. David Bowden says

    "Above Average" is a relative term and therefore subject to interpretation. Hence the anomalies in calculation and discrepancies with regard to the logic indicating as such. β€œThe power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing” – Blaise Pascal

  20. Stacy S says

    The bottom 37% of the top 83% can be mislead 64% of the time by statistics made up on the spot with 1% accuracy and a 99% uncertanity, which only goes to show that you can onlyy trust the numbers 12% of the time.

  21. David Bowden says

    + Stacy S Perfect !

  22. John Biscevic says

    + Stacy S, you just made my brain hurt…does that mean I'm in the bottom 57%?

  23. Karen Prior says

    I'll take one for the team – I don't mind being not 'above average'…. I'll just watch all the ego's explode of those who need the superiority complex.

  24. Rob Meijer says

    Almost 50% of people have an above average IQ, almost 50% of people have an above average look, almost 50% of people have above average people skills, almost 50% of people have above average driving skills, almost 50% of people have …. etc etc. So basically I would say over 99% of us are above average πŸ˜‰

  25. Peter Walker says

    70% of all statistics are made up.

  26. Sounak Ghosh says

    good one…

  27. Dmitry Gudkov says

    Isn't it because of weighted average?

  28. Sambit Tripathy says

    I just realized that I come under the rest of the twenty percent of all people..I must get drunk πŸ˜‰

  29. Richard Raymond says

    As I look around my immediate surroundings, it becomes painfully obvious that 80% are obese.

  30. Sergio Sancho says

    Probably part of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

  31. Peter Walker says

    damn + Sergio Sancho , you just made my day… I'm always worrying that I'm not as good as other people in my field. As of now, I'm going to start assuming that most people are shit πŸ˜€

  32. Sergio Sancho says

    + Peter Walker glad to help πŸ™‚
    So the question is, how many of the 20% ARE above average?

  33. Hernan Gil says

    + Sergio Sancho walk round ur neighborhood n start conversing with ppl. pretend to be very stupid n jump from one subject to the other (talk randomly bout different things). soon enough u will have the answer to ur question at a local scale.

    u can apply that to the whole state. n then copy n paste ur results to the remaining states.
    which leaves u with a very small #. see?

  34. Pallas Lau says

    tell that to my mom.

  35. Hernan Gil says

    i dont care enought to do that. xD Lol.

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