Is cheese consumption to blame for death by bedsheet tangling? Do crude oil imports drive our consumption of chicken? If the data shows that swimming pool drowning deaths spike along with increases in Nicolas Cage movies...well….is Nicolas Cage to blame?

In this episode of Data Point of the Week, host Robert J. Moore uses Nicolas Cage and deaths by swimming pool to explain once and for all why correlation does not imply causation. Get ready to make your high school statistics teacher proud, this is DPOW!

Special credit to Tyler Vigen, author of Spurious Correlations, for discovering the Nick Cage/Swimming Pool Drownings and other comical correlations referenced in this blog post.

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