Funny Graphs Show Correlation Between Completely Unrelated Stats

By Abraham Piper

In an ongoing and geekily hilarious collection of evidence in defense of the fact that correlation does not imply causation, Harvard law student Tyler Vigen shares charts showing “spurious correlations” — high correlation between two random, unrelated statistics.

Divorce and Margarine

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Bedsheet Deaths and Ski Profits

Spurious Correlations - 02

Norwegian Oil and Train Accidents

Spurious Correlations - 03

Miss America and Murder

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