Rascal Analysis

Published May 20, 2009 by Molly


Last week we posted a list of the Top Ten Rascals in Literature, with a promise to analyze the results rigorously. In the meantime, we received many pressing questions which we have aimed to address. Here we present to you our results.

Q: Are Rascals more likely to be boys or girls?

A: Good question. You’ll notice that the Top Ten list includes four boys, four girls, one rabbit and one monkey. We conclude that boys and girls are equally liable to become rascals, with animals at a slightly lower risk.

Q: What other characteristics do Rascals typically exhibit?

A: Courage, independence, stubbornness and ingenuity.

Q: What motivates a Rascal?
A: Curiosity, mainly.

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5 comments so far

  1. aumantm says:

    I think we need a stratified sample picked randomly from a pool of about 100 rascals. I don’t think we can determine that males and females are equally rascals from this data.

  2. kolidescopes says:

    ah i was sure Jim Nightshade would of made the list

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  4. Joel Stewart says:

    Little My! Surely she is Queen. I personally think she’s rascallier than Max, by quite a stretch, but I know not many will come with me on that.

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