Guess the Correlation is a straightforward game where you do just that, and it’s surprisingly fun. You get a scatterplot and you guess the correlation coefficient. That’s it. If you’re off by too much, you lose a life, and if you’re almost spot on, you gain a life. If you’re somewhat right, you get a coin. Bonus points for streaks of correct guesses.
Game: Guess the correlation
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It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me
In English, there’s an idiom that notes confusion: “It’s all Greek to me.” Other languages have similar sayings, but they don’t use Greek as their point of confusion.
Occupation Growth and Decline
We looked at shifts in job distribution over the past several decades, but it was difficult to see by how much each occupation group changed individually. This chart makes the changes more obvious.