Spirit of graph and dance is alive

Posted to Statistics  |  Nathan Yau

A good portion of my time in high school was spent trying to get into college. The rest of the time I was trying to look cool while doing it. Now of course I know better and fully embrace the inner geek. I’ll never know what life would’ve been like had I thrown caution to the wind back then, but I’m guessing it would’ve been something like this.

Amelia Downs, the girl in the video above, sent this in with her college application to Tufts University. The university encouraged applicants to submit short YouTube videos.

Hopefully Amelia gets in, but if she doesn’t, at least she got her 15 minutes: New York Times, Boston Globe, and ABC. Also, she can have the satisfaction in knowing she started a worldwide phenomenon called the scatter plot.

[via infosthetics]

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