CHEESE CONSUMPTION AND DEADLY BEDSHEETS.

CHEESE CONSUMPTION AND DEADLY BEDSHEETS. Tyler Cowen at the Marginal Revolution blog links to a website devoted to spurious correlations. The website says that the server attempts to find a new correlation every 60 seconds. Here are some examples.

The first shows a correlation of 0.992082 between US spending on science, space, and technology and suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation.

Another shows a correlation of 0.947091 between per capita consumption of cheese (US) and the number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets.

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One Response to CHEESE CONSUMPTION AND DEADLY BEDSHEETS.

  1. Nathaniel says:

    That’s simultaneously hysterical and almost disturbing. I like how consumption of margarine correlates with starving to death.

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