May 12, 2014

Age of Miss America Correlated to Murders by Steam?

Age of Miss America And Murders by steam, hot vapors and hot objects

One of the dangers of too much data and too many "scientist" are the spurious correlations. These are correlations that happen purely by chance. If you have time series to explain and massive amount of data sets to test, sooner or later you wold find a meaningful correlation. I have posted about that some time ago but today a co-worker have sent a link with some excellent illustrations of the point and is too good not to share. Go to Spurious Correlations to see them all - some are very funny others are puzzling. I did know that somebody could die by becoming tangled in their bedsheets! Scary bedsheets!

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