Monday, 28 April 2014

Lies and Bloody Statistics

They do say that you can make statistics prove anything. And thanks to a chap called Tyler Vigen, you can now see evidence of that. His Spurious Correlations site is a joy to behold, happily suggesting that the number of people who have drowned in swimming pools is suspiciously parallel to the number of films Nicholas Cage appears in. Or that the divorce rate in Maine correlates very closely with a rise in eating margarine. It's brilliant. Look'ee:


And my favourite ...

Lots more to see at his website here.

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