Spurious correlations

Did you know that the number of people drowned falling in a swimming pool correlates with the number of films Nicholas Cage has appeared in?

Well perhaps not, but this page reminds us why we need to be careful with statistics:

http://tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

As our mathematicians have long been saying – maths can be fun!

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