Correlative Data

I came across some funny graphs that basically plotted two non-related topics on the same chart purely because they follow the same points. So they have the same peaks and dips over time and are otherwise totally unrelated.

There’s a website here where a guy posts them – Spurious Correlations

 

I think it might be interesting to try come up with our own ones that are totally off the wall. Like the more random the better, and if we could come up with an interesting way to visualise them and justify the (non)relationship.

Like “Kanye West public Outbursts” Correlates with “Dairy Farms operating in New Mexico”… I know I may sound mental but I think it could be very different and interesting.

Or else maybe I actually am just mental.

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