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Revealed: Link between sour cream, traffic accidents

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/15/2014 @ 10:14 pm In Diversions | No Comments

(Popular Science) Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.

Tyler Vigen created a program, appropriately titled Spurious Correlations, that finds correlations between random data sets and produces a chart every minute. Thus, the .95 correlation between mozzarella cheese consumption and civil engineering doctorates is finally uncovered. The sets appear to use easily available information, includings loads of statistics about deaths, which lends the correlations a hilariously dark humor.


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