I found Tyler Vigen’s site, Spurious Correlations, sometime a few months ago. I’ve back a few times and spent what some might consider an outrageous amount of time reviewing all the crazy correlations. I like the simple, interactive charts generated, and I was curious how they were built. I was curious, so I went geek mode with “Inspect Element” to do some investigating.
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I might buy the book to get even more charts and factoids. All his charts are released under a Creative Commons Attribution License, so check them out and you might find something useful for a project or something you’re writing about.