Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Spurious Correlations

As you can see here, the more the US spends on space, the more Americans hang themselves.

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Nicolas Cage does not murder people by pushing them into swimming pools on movie sets, yet they tend to fall in and die more often when he’s onscreen somewhere.

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Correlation is not causation, but it can be entertaining.

You can see more lies, damn lies, and statistics – and make your own charts – at Spurious Correlations: http://tylervigen.com/

Have fun.

— Sue Burke

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