9 Bizarre and Surprising Insights from Data Science


Did you know the data shows that:

  • smart people like curly fries, 
  • female-named hurricanes are more deadly, or 
  • typing with proper capitalization indicates creditworthiness?

This article shares nine facts and then explains why the obvious conclusion is probably wrong. It turns out the curly fries correlation is explained by homophily on Facebook and not an underlying causative relationship of IQ to french fry preferences.


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