If 99.9% is good enough, then...

  • 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily
  • 114,500 mismatched pairs of shoes will be shipped per year
  • 18,322 pieces of mail will be mishandled per 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
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