Savage Chickens - Love Stats

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20 Responses to Love Stats

  1. Antonio says:

    Wow, that makes love a fact! 🙂 And I love the expectant look on the statistician chicken!

  2. Patrick O'Leary says:

    See also xkcd for more statistics and love. Great strip as always, Doug!

  3. Natakue says:

    aww, that totally swept this math nerd off her feet! =)

  4. Carnwennan says:

    Very high praise from the mathematically inclined. This made me smile.

  5. Vlad says:

    He forgot to say approximately three deviations…hehe

  6. Zork says:

    On the other hand, people are always saying I’m “mean” and I don’t think they are talking about statistics, for some odd reason.

  7. Maccaca says:

    He’s clearly in 2.(9)

  8. Zork says:

    And uh, isn’t he basically calling the other chicken a deviant? (little more word-play for you math nerds) that’s not a compliment to most people…especially early in a relationship….

  9. Dinana says:

    Statistically, that makes them adequate…

  10. Seraphine says:

    being a deviant is high praise indeed!

  11. Dan says:

    Come on Antonio, statisticians never conclude to fact. Wonderful comic nonetheless.

  12. Luwano says:

    A real statistician would need to proof this proposition.

    Shortest math joke: ?<0


  13. NormMonkey says:

    The hearts are that little detail that make the difference. Good one!

  14. Doug says:

    Thanks to the title of today’s cartoon, I’ve had the song “Love Cats” stuck in my head all day.

    I’m taking a night course in behavioural statistics so that’s where this cartoon came from.

  15. Antonio says:


    Sure, stats are no facts, but they are treated like facts by most people/trolls I know on the net. 😀

  16. Callie says:

    I’m taking stats now so this finally means something to me, which is really the only reason anyone goes to college, to get all the jokes.

  17. Sarah says:

    Can someone please explain to me exactly what this cartoon means? Im in statistics now so i somewhat understand but not fully. Can someone help me please?!?!

    • Doug says:

      Hi Sarah! I drew this when I was taking a statistics class at the university here. Good luck with your class – it’s tricky stuff! Let’s see if I can remember any of it…

      Standard deviations are used to measure how much variation there is in a set of results, and they can be used to show how far something is from the average. If you’re one standard deviation above average, then you’re better than most. If you’re three standard deviations above the norm, then you’re about as awesome as you can get.

      For example, if your final mark in statistics is three standard deviations above the average, then it probably means you got the highest mark in the class. Here’s hoping it happens! 🙂

      • Angie says:

        I love this cartoon, just finished taking biostatistics in college and found this cartoon hilarious thank you

  18. Lizzie says:

    This was used on a PowerPoint in one of my lectures at uni! It was one of the introduction to research methods lectures! (I study psychology and criminology)

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