Every A-Level Psychology student will have heard their teacher say ‘correlation does not imply causation’, at some point in their course.
To ‘prove’ this point, the website tylervigen.com has posted a series of spurious correlations that would certainly provide some amusement in the classroom.
Did you know that there is a correlation between the number of people who drowned by falling into a pool and the number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in? Did you know that there is a correlation between divorce rates and consumption of margarine?
To see a whole host of spurious correlations, click here.
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