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“Sex with a _____”

Here are the facts: The more Google results something has, the more likely it is popular. This is a roughly linear relationship. Given this, “sex with a picnic table” garnered about 60% as many results as “sex with a human being.” (Statfail’s snarky 2012 comment: Nice work Decabear! Shady statistical analysis coupled with an imprecise Google search. Well done!)

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The recession won’t be over ’til…

Here are the facts: There have been four generations of Pokémon games. The release of each has been followed by an economic upturn. Coincidence? Statistical analysis at its best?

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All-time classic: Pirates vs. Global Warming

What do you think? Coincidence or not? How does this graph help us define statistical analysis?

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