The 10 Most Bizarre Correlations

One of the first things you learn in any statistics class is that correlation doesn’t imply causation. Nonetheless, it’s fun to consider the causal relationships one could infer from these correlations.

1. Ice cream consumption leads to murder.

2. A pirate shortage caused global warming.

3. Living in a poor country increases penis size.

4. Eating organic food causes autism.

5. M. Night Shyamalan makes bad movies because people don’t buy newspapers.

6. Using Internet Explorer leads to murder.

7. Mexican lemon imports prevent highway deaths.

8. Obesity caused the debt bubble.

9. Facebook caused the Greek debt crisis.

10. Facebook also cancelled out the cholesterol-lowering effects of Justin Bieber.

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