Correlation is not causation!

October 29, 2014

Always look at correlations in a critical light!

US spending on science, space, and technology
correlates with
Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation



Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming-pool
correlates with
Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in



Per capita consumption of cheese (US)
correlates with
Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets



Divorce rate in Maine
correlates with
Per capita consumption of margarine (US)


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