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Popularity of the 'bad luck brian' meme correlates with...

VariableCorrelationYearsHas img?
Air pollution in Quincy, Illinoisr=17yrsNo
Google searches for 'Gangnam Style'r=0.9912yrsNo
Total comments on Numberphile YouTube videosr=0.9913yrsYes!
Master's degrees awarded in Educationr=0.9510yrsYes!
Bachelor's degrees awarded in gender studiesr=0.9410yrsYes!
Total comments on minutephysics YouTube videosr=0.9213yrsYes!
Bloomberg Money Stuff articles about insider tradingr=0.9210yrsYes!
How geeky MrBeast's YouTube video titles arer=0.912yrsNo
The number of university physics teachers in West Virginiar=0.8917yrsYes!

Popularity of the 'bad luck brian' meme also correlates with...

VariableCorrelationYearsSys. Score
Average number of comments on Numberphile YouTube videosr=0.9713yrs410
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg.comr=0.9610yrs400
Air pollution in Effingham, Illinoisr=17yrs386
Air pollution in Rocky Mount, North Carolinar=17yrs386
Total likes of Numberphile YouTube videosr=0.9413yrs376
Air pollution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsinr=17yrs356
Air pollution in St. Marys, Pennsylvaniar=17yrs346
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg on Tuesdaysr=0.9510yrs338
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg on Thursdaysr=0.9410yrs337
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg on Fridaysr=0.9410yrs337
Air pollution in Wabash, Indianar=17yrs336
Air pollution in Washington Court House, Ohior=17yrs326
The number of orderlies in Kentuckyr=0.9411yrs318
Master's degrees awarded in Library sciencer=0.9210yrs317
The number of special education teachers in New Mexicor=0.9311yrs316
The average number of likes on Numberphile YouTube videosr=0.913yrs300
Master's degrees awarded in Transportationr=0.9210yrs287
The number of orderlies in District of Columbiar=0.9211yrs285
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg on Wednesdaysr=0.910yrs281
Votes for Republican Senators in Massachusettsr=0.946yrs280
Number of articles Matt Levine published on Bloomberg on Mondaysr=0.8910yrs280
Master's degrees awarded in Liberal artsr=0.910yrs274
Air pollution in Paducah, Kentuckyr=0.987yrs263
How insightful LockPickingLawyer YouTube video titles arer=0.949yrs262
The number of midwives in Indianar=0.9111yrs254
Average views of SciShow Space YouTube videosr=0.910yrs247
Average length of LockPickingLawyer YouTube videosr=0.99yrs236
Total comments on Vihart's YouTube videosr=0.8815yrs219
Master's degrees awarded in literaturer=0.8510yrs212
The number of phlebotomists in Arkansasr=0.8911yrs212
The number of orderlies in Alabamar=0.8911yrs200
Air pollution in Natchez, Mississippir=0.916yrs196
The number of movies Sean Connery appeared inr=0.818yrs196
Google searches for 'Vihart'r=0.8317yrs194
Google searches for 'vihart'r=0.8218yrs194
Popularity of the first name Trayvonr=0.8317yrs191
The number of labor relations specialists in Pennsylvaniar=0.8911yrs190
How nerdy MrBeast's YouTube video titles arer=0.8712yrs184
UFO sightings in Connecticutr=0.8416yrs180
The number of transportation security screeners in Mainer=0.8711yrs178
Total views on minutephysics YouTube videosr=0.8513yrs172
Biomass power generated in Qatarr=-0.9910yrs172
Jet fuel used in Liberiar=0.7616yrs160
UFO sightings in Iowar=0.816yrs154
UFO sightings in Mainer=0.816yrs154
How 'hip and with it' LockPickingLawyer YouTube video titles arer=0.899yrs150
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Countr=0.799yrs150
The number of movies Channing Tatum appeared inr=0.718yrs146
Mike Modano's regular season NHL goal assistsr=0.846yrs145
Volume of wheat used in the United States as animal feedr=0.7416yrs144
Wind power generated in Samoar=0.798yrs144
The number of movies Christopher Lee appeared inr=0.6718yrs142
How geeky LockPickingLawyer YouTube video titles arer=0.899yrs140
Google searches for 'Minute Physics'r=0.817yrs140
Air pollution in Gainesville, Floridar=0.887yrs133
UFO sightings in Vermontr=0.7916yrs123
Air pollution in Natchez, Mississippir=0.886yrs122
Google searches for 'pick up lines'r=0.7118yrs117
Bachelor's degrees awarded in Educationr=0.8410yrs95
The number of city bus drivers in New Mexicor=0.8517yrs87
Air pollution in Reno, Nevadar=0.8218yrs85
Bachelor's degrees awarded in Social sciences and historyr=0.8410yrs85
Air pollution in Carson City, Nevadar=0.8218yrs75
Bachelor's degrees awarded in Liberal artsr=0.8310yrs74
The number of brokerage clerks in Indianar=0.8317yrs72
The number of food scientists and technologists in Tennesseer=0.8317yrs62
Bachelor's degrees awarded in literaturer=0.8210yrs62
Master's degrees awarded in Social sciences and historyr=0.8210yrs52
Bachelor's degrees awarded in linguisticsr=0.810yrs39
Total likes of Vihart's YouTube videosr=0.8415yrs38
Bachelor's degrees awarded in Philosophyr=0.7910yrs28
The number of university philosophy and religion teachers in Georgiar=0.817yrs28
Total views on Vihart's YouTube videosr=0.8215yrs25
Master's degrees awarded in linguisticsr=0.7910yrs18
The number of middle school teachers in Louisianar=0.8313yrs18
Air pollution in Deming, New Mexicor=0.7618yrs16
How 'hip and with it' Steve Mould's YouTube video titles arer=-0.915yrs12
Associates degrees awarded in Communications technologiesr=0.7911yrs7
The number of motorcycle mechanics in Kentuckyr=0.7917yrs6
Air pollution in Michigan City, Indianar=0.7715yrs4
Associates degrees awarded in Criminal justice and correctionsr=0.7911yrs-3
The number of dietetic technicians in New Hampshirer=0.7917yrs-4
Air pollution in Muskegon, Michiganr=0.7418yrs-7
How fun Deep Look YouTube video titles arer=0.8510yrs-10
The number of technical writers in West Virginiar=0.7916yrs-14
Associates degrees awarded in law enforcementr=0.7711yrs-16
Average number of comments on SciShow Space YouTube videosr=0.8410yrs-22
The number of urban planners in Kansasr=0.7817yrs-25
Associates degrees awarded in Health professionsr=0.7611yrs-28
How insightful Technology Connections YouTube video titles arer=0.849yrs-33
The number of insurance appraisers, auto damage in Georgiar=0.7717yrs-36
The number of roofers in Iowar=0.7717yrs-46


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You caught me! While it would be intuitive to sort only by "correlation," I have a big, weird database. If I sort only by correlation, often all the top results are from some one or two very large datasets (like the weather or labor statistics), and it overwhelms the page.

I can't show you *all* the correlations, because my database would get too large and this page would take a very long time to load. Instead I opt to show you a subset, and I sort them by a magic system score. It starts with the correlation, but penalizes variables that repeat from the same dataset. (It also gives a bonus to variables I happen to find interesting.)
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