February 25th, 2015

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Spurious Correlations

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


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.


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