Spurious Correlation Generators

Visit one of the following websites:
¢ http:/Aylervigen.com/spurious-correlations (Links to an external site.}Links to an external site.
ehttp://tylervigen.com/discover (Links to an external site. )Links to an external site.
Both websites are spurious correlation generators; Pick out two correlations (if you use
http:/Atylervigen.com/discover (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., you can generate your
own two correlations). Be sure to write down the variables in each of your correlations.
After you’ve pick your two correlations, answer the following questions:
eWhy are these two variables related?
eWhy is the relationship spurious?