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Very Entertaining Statistics You Absolutely Do Not Need to Know

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I love this kind of stuff


Hardened scientists should stop reading immediately.

The rest of you might enjoy a new book from Perigee, simply titled Correlated, in which author Shaun Gallagher promises to reveal “surprising connections between seemingly unrelated things.” For example, he reports:

  • People who have been on blind dates are more likely to have business cards.
  • People who have smoked marijuana are more likely to have flown first class.
  • And people who think bills should be split on dates are less likely to be married.

The data used to draw these conclusions comes from more than 1 million responses of 36,305 people who answered questions on Gallagher’s website, But he admits to flouting statistical rules like having a random sample (the people who answered his questions were self-selected) or addressing confounding variables (maybe pot-smokers fly first class because they’re rich and have extra money to spend on both those things). In…

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I am 44 years old. I love the Lord, God my Savior above all else. I am a mom to 3 dogs who are the delight of my life. I love my nephews and family fiercely. I am a project manager. I volunteer for an organization called Ncompass. I am going to be blogging about all the subjects...and more!

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