Last night while watching a cooking show I came across a great example of how to lie with numbers. The show was describing how a vast quantity of a particular candy bar were produced each year. As a point of fact, if those candy bars where placed end-to-end they would reach 12,000 miles, or over "two times around the moon."
Technically true, but misleading. As my sister quickly pointed out, this moon wrapping means the candy bars would go twice around the surface of the moon, not twice from the earth to the moon. This creates a verbal lie-factor of nearly 99%, which may be a record.