The Royal Statistical Society has, somehow, decided on the most interesting stats shared by people during 2017. The American winner was Something That Makes You Think as popularised by a Kardashian, a fact that highlighted how more Americans are killed in lawnmower accidents than slaughtered by terrorists.
In the UK, though, the most interesting statistic was endearingly boring. It was a fact revealing the percentage of the United Kingdom land area that is densely built upon, and came with a map and loads of supporting evidence as proof. It doesn't appear to have been retweeted by anyone massively famous. This is it:
The RSS said: "This statistic appealed to the judging panel because the debate about housing, urbanisation and environmental protection is highly topical and, the judges believe, it will come as a surprise to many people just how little of the UK has been 'concreted over'."