From allstat, we hear the results of the “funny statistics story” competition organised by the Queensland branch of the Statistical Society of Australia. The august competition was won by Clive Osmond for this:

A sincere and grateful student approached me at the end of a lecture on how to calculate the mean….. ”Thank you so much for the lucid explanation. Just one query. I know that this big sigma thing means “some of the x’s”. But, how do I know which ones to choose?!”

The runners up can be found here.