eggheads, wannabes, 'tists and experts alike...they dig the graphs man.

via sda:

Self-crunching data

The stats don't lie: If the US stopped importing oil from Norway (external - login to view), and passed a law forcing ski resorts to reduce the price of ski passes (external - login to view), it would save lives.

The science is settled. We must act now.

Self-crunching data - Small Dead Animals (external - login to view)

Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets correlates with Total revenue generated by skiing facilities (US) (external - login to view)

US crude oil imports from Norway correlates with Drivers killed in collision with railway train (external - login to view)

and to stay current and trendy, I'll offer you a couple of causes to celeb about: