|(from: http://www.tylervigen.com/ )|
Nautilus posted a simple, worthwhile piece recently that was a lesson on how easily the public is fooled by manipulated charts:
It reminds one a bit of another site, "Spurious Correlations," that focuses on examples (like the one above) of graphs that show... guess what...: spurious correlations (well, likely spurious, anyway):
It's all a valuable reminder that people aren't just fooled by empirical-sounding numbers, but by easily-misinterpreted visual presentations as well.
Finally, if you prefer your charts with a dose of humor, check these out:
...and plenty more here: