Correlated (Paperback)

Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things

By Shaun Gallagher

TarcherPerigee, 9780399162473, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

List Price: 14.00*
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Description

Mind-blowing statistics and crazy connections—from the number-crunching genius behind a popular blog. Based on findings on Correlated.org, this surprising and very funny book presents bizarre-but-true correlations between seemingly unrelated things.

Based on daily polls and statistical analysis, in CORRELATED, Gallagher reveals:

• People who prefer Miss Piggy to Kermit the Frog are more than twice as likely than average to have tattoos
• People with body piercings are twice as likely as the average person to have deployed a fire extinguisher
• People with bumper stickers on their car are more likely than average to have square danced

You’ll never look at poll results or scientific sound bites the same way again!


About the Author

Shaun Gallagher is a writer and a former magazine and newspaper editor who runs the popular website Correlated.org that explores the surprising world of statistics. He is also the author of Experimenting with Babies. He lives with his wife and two sons in Wilmington, Delaware.
 


Praise For Correlated: Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things

Praise for Shaun Gallagher's website Correlated.org:

“We predict this site will launch a thousand graduate theses"
–Freakonomics

"Help further the cause of science!"
—Pee-wee Herman
 
"A totally trustworthy-looking website"
—Cracked.com
 
"Hysterical site"
—Dean Karlan, Yale Professor of Economics
 
"Pretty much the best website ever."
—Facebook analytics manager Alex Bain

Praise for Experimenting with Babies:


"Experimenting with Babies is a wonderful book, giving parents a hands-on way to understand their baby's emerging mind.  The experiments are easy, fun, and nicely annotated with the real science behind them.  What a fabulous way for parents to get to know their new child!"
—Lise Eliot, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University and author of What's Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

“With the marketplace urging parents to buy all manner of things to make their babies ‘smart,’ Gallagher’s book offers parents a view based in science on how much babies really know and figure out on their own.  Parents will have fun with this book and gain new respect and awe for their babies’ amazing capabilities.”
—Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., H. Rodney Sharp Professor, University of Delaware and coauthor of How Babies Talk, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, and a Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool