Monday, May 12, 2014

The Per Capita Consumption Of Cheese Correlates REALLY WELL With The Number Of People Who Died Tangled In Their Bedsheets...


So does the age of Miss America with the number of murders by steam, hot vapors and hot objects...

and the number of people who drowned after falling out of a fishing boat with the marriage rate in Kentucky.

Which all goes to prove - once again! - that correlation does not equal causation.

You can find more interesting example of this effect at Spurious Correlations and can even try you hand at finding a few spurious correlations of your own here.