Chart: Art prevents tripping deaths in women (?!)

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Tyler Vigen/Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations, is an updating collection of fun, weird, sometimes disturbing charts of data that happen to correlate even if they don’t necessarily have anything to do with each other. The blog’s creator, Tyler Vigen, a J.D. student at Harvard Law School, says his goal is not to foster distrust for correlative data, it’s hard not to see the collection as an object lesson in jumping to conclusions.

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Tyler Vigen/Spurious Correlations

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Tyler Vigen/Spurious Correlations

(H/T The Morning News)

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The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/12/14, 10:42 PM ET

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Rachel Maddow shares charts of questionable data correlations from the Spurious Correlations blog to make the point that while some correlations are coincidences, others are not.

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Chart: Art prevents tripping deaths in women (?!)

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