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Amazing statistics

  1. Nov 30, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I was just watching a show on the biography channel about Ray Kroc - the founder of the McDonalds Corporation. A couple of program enders caught my attention:

    One in eight Americans has worked for McDonalds

    Throughout the world, the golden arches are a more recognized symbol than the Christian cross.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2005 #2

    Pengwuino

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    I guess it's inevitable :rolleyes:

    Why should i fight it

    *picks up an application*
     
  4. Nov 30, 2005 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    Did you see the film "Supersized", Ivan? I remember they showed the focus group children pictures of George Washington, Jesus Christ, and Ronald McDonald. Guess who was the most easily recognized?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2005 #4

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    Well Ronald McDonald DID help defeat the British.... gosh...

    I'm pondering whether or not I should go honor our first president by getting a McRib.
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2005 #5

    loseyourname

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    Yeah, and when I nominated Ray Kroc for most influential man of the 20th century, they laughed at me. I'm telling you guys, business leaders are and have been more important than politicians for a while now.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2005 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    I didn't laugh. In fact, if you hadn't suggested him, I would have.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2005 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    I've always thought of you more as a BK guy.

    BTW, has anyone noticed the new BK commercials with the King? They have this surrealistic quality about them that his quite funny I think.

    I love good commercials. :rofl:
     
  9. Nov 30, 2005 #8
    I think they are quite funny. The more surreal the better I think.
    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
  10. Nov 30, 2005 #9

    ZapperZ

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    I don't mean to nitpick, but who took that picture of Jesus Christ?

    :)

    Zz.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2005 #10
    The guy with the camera obviously!!!:smile:
     
  12. Dec 1, 2005 #11

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    From the poor quality, I bet it was done using a camera phone!

    :)

    Zz.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2005 #12

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    A statistic I saw on a poster in the student union today:

    "1/4 of UK HIV sufferers don't know they have it"
    Ok, how do they know that? Unless maybe our doctors are just mean, horrible people- "You do have a disease, but no I won't tell you what it is!"
     
  14. Dec 1, 2005 #13

    Math Is Hard

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    Even more strange that they use the word "sufferers". These poor people are walking around suffering with absolutely no idea why.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2005 #14
    good for you, about time you started paying taxes.. you student heh
     
  16. Dec 1, 2005 #15

    Pengwuino

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    Oh well like they say, theres only 2 things gauranteed in life. Taxes and Mcdonalds work experience.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2005 #16

    Pengwuino

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    How does that even work? How can that be even statistically done?

    You can't just grab a sample of people and think "ok this guy has aids ... but this guy doesn't know it". It seems like the only way they could do that is grab a bunch of people off the street, test them all for aids and find out how many people knew and how many didn't. Kinda mean to just go around pricking people :P
     
  18. Dec 1, 2005 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cyberspace/july-dec05/google_11-30.html
     
  19. Dec 2, 2005 #18
    yeh but they dont have any tanglible assets.. the bubble could burst as they say
     
  20. Dec 2, 2005 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    Still, "staggering" is the word that comes to mind.
     
  21. Dec 2, 2005 #20

    BobG

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    I've never worked at a McDonald's (I did work at a Homer Filby's, which was supposed to the sequel to Borden Burger, or whatever it was called).

    So, there's only two possibilities - your statement is wrong or this envelope from my employer that I'm holding contains bad..... :surprised
     
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