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1246862.  Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:22 pm Reply with quote

Found a very strange fact on the QI web, that 20% of all traffic accidents in Sweden involved an elk.
Following the fact link you provided, I found a 10 year old article thah the elfs just could not have read.
The article stated that the elk-rate accidents was up 20% from the year before (2005 to 2006). That added up to approx. 15% of animal related accidents involved an elk, but unclear how many non-animal accidents was reported that year.
So, strange "fact" isn't it?

1247012.  Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:42 am Reply with quote

Sounds like one for the fabled Retractions Special :-)

Welcome to the forums Storken.

1247175.  Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:26 pm Reply with quote

OK, I hate myself for being such a nerd but I actually checked up on statistics.
So far in 2017, there has been 2618 Elk-related traffic accidents. Slightly less than wild bore accidents, but less than 10% of dear-related accidents!

1247216.  Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:07 am Reply with quote

Oh you'll fit right into this forum if you care to join in other conversations. We are a bunch of nerds who check up on weird things like that!


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