Christmas causes colon cancer? No, it's just correlated.

Christmas Causes Colon Cancer? Google Correlate

A few days ago, Google released a new experimental service called Google Correlate. It is similar to Google Trends in that it analyses the numbers of times search terms are used on Google. The difference, as the name suggests, is that it allows you to find the correlations between different search terms. In simple terms, a correlation is used to show how often a high level of one thing is found at the same time as a high level of another. Correlation doesn’t necessarily mean that one thing causes the other, just that the 2 things are seen together at the same time. So the number of wrinkles counted on the forehead is correlated to the number of heart attacks someone has had. Wrinkles don’t cause heart attacks or vice versa. But there is a correlation between them (one increases as the other increases). Read More