I mean stuff like this:
Price, from a Michigan company, for a downloadable punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm: $1.99They have to end it with a number by convention, but come on, that's not the most interesting part of the snippet. If it's going to be so anticlimactic when phrased thusly does it need to be in the index? (They could sneak it into the Findings since there's no citations for those anyway: "Scientists discovered they were charged $1.99 after downloading an emoticon signifying sarcasm.") And this:
Chance that an American adult claims to wash his or her hands at least ten times a day: 1 in 2What does that mean? Why is it interesting? Aren't you supposed to pair facts when the numbers, back to back, are somehow illuminating or amusing?
Chance that he or she has a specific phobia of some kind: 1 in 10
Lots more of them are similarly dull or meaningless. What's up Harper's Index?