Monday, May 12, 2014

Spurious, but Funny, Correlations

I never knew cheese could be so dangerous.

As anyone who's taken a first-year statistics course ought to know, correlation is not causation. That's because, as this website humorously shows, almost any two things can be nearly perfectly correlated and yet have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

Who knew statistics could be so funny?

(Hat tip: Nathan Yau, of FlowingData)

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