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  9/12/2014 Spurious Correlationshttp://www.tylervigen.com/ 1/14 Discover a new correlation  Follow @TylerVigen   US spending on science, space, and technology correlates with Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation 19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009 US spending onscience, space,and technology  Millions of todays dollars(US OMB) 18,07918,59419,75320,73420,83123,02923,59723,58425,52527,73129,449 Suicides by hanging,strangulationand suffocation Deaths (US)(CDC) 5,4275,6886,1986,4626,6357,3367,2487,4918,1618,5789,000 Correlation:0.992082 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (5,147) ‐ Not interesting (2,370) Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming‐pool correlates with Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in 371k Like Share Follow  9/12/2014 Spurious Correlationshttp://www.tylervigen.com/ 2/14 19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009 Number people who drowned by falling into aswimming‐pool Deaths (US) (CDC) 109102102988595969812394102 Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in Films (IMDB) 22231123414 Correlation: 0.666004 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (2,041) ‐ Not interesting (1,875) Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in theirbedsheets 2000200120022003200420052006200720082009 Per capita consumption of cheese (US) Pounds (USDA) 29.830.130.530.631.331.732.633.132.732.8 Number of people who died by becomingtangled in their bedsheets Deaths (US) (CDC) 327456509497596573661741809717 Correlation: 0.947091  9/12/2014 Spurious Correlationshttp://www.tylervigen.com/ 3/14 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (1,760) ‐ Not interesting (418) Divorce rate in Maine correlates with Per capita consumption of margarine (US) 2000200120022003200420052006200720082009 Divorce rate in Maine Divorces per 1000 people (US Census) 54.74.64.44.34.14.24.24.24.1 Per capita consumption of margarine (US) Pounds (USDA) 8.276.55.35.244.64.54.23.7 Correlation: 0.992558 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (1,565) ‐ Not interesting (367) Honey producing bee colonies (US) inversely correlates with Juvenile arrests for possession of marijuana (US)  9/12/2014 Spurious Correlationshttp://www.tylervigen.com/ 4/14 Honey producing beecolonies (US) Thousands of colonies(USDA) '90: 3,220; '91: 3,211; '92: 3,045; '93: 2,875; '94: 2,783; '95: 2,655; '96: 2,581; '97: 2,631; '98: 2,637; '99: 2,652; '00:2,622; '01: 2,550; '02: 2,574; '03: 2,599; '04: 2,554; '05: 2,409; '06: 2,394; '07: 2,443; '08: 2,342; '09: 2,498  Juvenile arrests for  possession of marijuana (US)  Arrests (DEA) '90: 20,940; '91: 16,490; '92: 25,004; '93: 37,915; '94: 61,003; '95: 82,015; '96: 87,712; '97: 94,046; '98: 91,467; '99:89,523; '00: 95,962; '01: 97,088; '02: 85,769; '03: 87,909; '04: 87,717; '05: 88,909; '06: 95,120; '07: 97,671; '08:93,042; '09: 90,927 Correlation: ‐0.933389 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (1,123) ‐ Not interesting (233) Age of Miss America correlates with Murders by steam, hot vapours and hot objects 19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009  Age of Miss America Years (Wikipedia) 2424242122212422201922  Murders by steam, hot vapours and hot objects Deaths (US) (CDC) 77734384232 Correlation: 0.870127 Permalink ‐ Mark as interesting (946) ‐ Not interesting (355)
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