Aug 15, 2007
It's the heat of the summer so here's another entertaining contribution. Mike K, a reader, helpfully points us to this chart from The Onion (a satirical paper).
The artist must know some best practices since he/she can get so many things wrong at once. At least he/she can do math, the percentages do add up to 100.
Histograms are the second most popular chart, that's a surprise!
Source: "America's Most Popular Charts", The Onion, Jan 7, 2007.
Aaaaggghh! It's a dreaded cylinder chart!!
Posted by: Jon Peltier | Aug 15, 2007 at 11:47 PM
Do most people even know the difference between a histogram and a bar chart? Yeah, pretty sure this data is fake.
Posted by: Nathan | Aug 16, 2007 at 12:26 AM
Might have been funnier if the percentages didn't add up. At least the lie factor is way off.
Posted by: Dan | Aug 16, 2007 at 03:01 PM
Too bad the designer didn't try to cram data into the pie charts. That would have been awesome.
Posted by: edmDusty | Aug 16, 2007 at 03:55 PM
Of course the numbers are made up. 74% of published statistics are made up, and 94% of statistics published on the internet are made up.
Posted by: Jon Peltier | Aug 18, 2007 at 05:01 PM
Yes, but 65% of Internet users are still unaware of that fact.
Posted by: Doug | Aug 20, 2007 at 10:16 AM