The most hilarious statistics I've ever seen

As you can see here, the more the US spends on science, space, and technology, the more people kill themselves by hanging, strangulation, and suffocation. Of course, this is just a spurious correlation: Correlation doesn't mean causation. Although Nic Cage films causing people to drown in pools is plausible. » 10/09/14 10:32pm 10/09/14 10:32pm

OK Cupid on Oregon and Vermont's Shared Porn Interests, Shower Hatred

With enough data, even the most seemingly random, disconnected sequence of events can be teased apart and explained through the power of statistical analysis. And thanks to the reams upon reams of data points collected through his hit dating website, OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder explores the kinks, tendencies,… » 9/11/14 2:50pm 9/11/14 2:50pm

Here's a map that shows which states have the longest and shortest sex

Well, well, well, New Mexico. Who knew you were so full of love? Turns out, your state ranks number one in the entire country for duration of sex with a 'whopping' 7 minutes and 1 second average. Go have some fun because according to this map, you're the clear winner. As for the state that has the shortest sex… » 2/19/14 10:09pm 2/19/14 10:09pm

Facebook Data Shows How Many People Graduate College with True Love

It’s a myth that’s been around for nearly a century: Most of us are destined to meet our spouses during those magical/fraught years that make up college. But is there any truth to it? Facebook’s crack team of data scientists have mined our collective Facebook data to find out—and some of their results are pretty… » 10/07/13 2:25pm 10/07/13 2:25pm

Nate Silver Offers Up a Statistical Analysis of Your Failing…

While data shows that overall happiness in your relationship fell 8 more points, there is still a 31 percent chance of makeup sex this Friday, depending on average energy levels after work and how proactive you're feeling (see chart). However, if you just order $18 of Chinese takeout like you did last weekend,… » 2/27/13 4:20pm 2/27/13 4:20pm

The Average Twitter User Is a 28-Year-Old Female with an iPhone That…

Here are the stats on the average Twitter user: she's a 28 years old American girl who has an iPhone, has 208 Twitter followers while following 102 people, tweets a lot about fashion and family, likes the color purple and uses "love" quite frequently in her Tweets. Did I just describe someone you know? » 10/16/12 8:20pm 10/16/12 8:20pm