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If 99.9% is Good Enough

You often hear people say that they have a "99.9% success
rate". Well, if that is acceptable then:

* 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

* 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped/year.

* 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled/hour.

* 2,000,000 documents will be lost by the IRS this year.

* 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong covers.

* Two planes landed at Chicago's O'Hare airport will be
unsafe every day.

* 315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.

* 20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions will be written this
year.

* 880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have
incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips.

* 103,260 income tax returns will be processed incorrectly
during the year.

* 5.5 million cases of soft drinks produced will be flat.

* 291 pacemaker operations will be performed incorrectly.

* 3056 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be
missing one of the three sections

* A typical day would be 24 hours long (give or take 86.4
seconds).

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