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recommendation for humor book on statistics [closed]

I am looking for a humor book on statistics. The intent is not to learn statistics. I am rather thinking about funny statistical facts, funny statistical quotes, etc. Any recommendation?
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Are there any “esoteric” statistic tests with very low power?

Background In computer science, mathematics, and sometimes in other fields, “esoteric” examples cannot only be entertaining, but helpful to illustrate certain concepts, for example: Bogosort and ...
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Explain the xkcd jelly bean comic: What makes it funny?

I see that one time out of the twenty total tests they run, $p < 0.05$, so they wrongly assume that during one of the twenty tests, the result is significant ($0.05 = 1/20$). xkcd jelly bean ...
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Funny statistics exam answers [closed]

Correcting exams is probably the most boring task of a teacher. But it might be amusing for us to collect funny statistics exam answers. One entry per answer.
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Statistics Jokes

Well, we've got favourite statistics quotes. What about statistics jokes?
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What is your favorite “data analysis” cartoon?

This is one of my favorites: One entry per answer. (This is in the vein of the Stack Overflow question What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon?.) P.S. Do not hotlink the cartoon without the site's ...
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So how many staticians *does* it take to screw in a lightbulb? [closed]

Sorry, but the emptyness was a bit overwhelming. And this has been stuck in my head since it got asked at Area51!