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These Hilariously Bad Graphs Are More Confusing Than Helpful

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Oct. 30 2018, Updated 3:40 p.m. ET

We as a nation have an obsession with data points. They've seeped into our meetings, e-mails, and now even our daily news casts, pelting us with useless information and going out of their way to reference facts and statistics that will in no way ever impact how we decide to go about our daily lives.

I'm a visual learner, so I love a good graph. I find them to be the best way to simply get across a complicated idea. Well, most of the time I think that.

Sometimes the people who make graphs don't share my passion and end up making something that is just confusing. For example, don't use a pie graph to show progression. You are an adult. You should know that. 

I think seeing a bad graph is like seeing a dolphin on fire. I can't even imagine what events led here but I am still very angry and upset at the outcome. Don't need a graph to show that. 

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I wonder if the person who made this will be going to college.

What?

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So the hot is less hot than the cold? Okay.

Hmm.

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And people say college is pointless.

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Checks out.

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Speaking of trash...

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How about some other colors?

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Again, how about other colors?

Seriously?

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I know you were trying to make a tree here, but at what cost?

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Not all data needs graphs.

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I see what you are doing, winter.

Someone just threw up on your graph.

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How hard it is to make the line the right length? And why use a bar graph at all?

Don't print graphs on stairs.

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Thanks for clearing that up.

You could have just written "everywhere."

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Maybe don't use color if you can't print in color.

New York did poorly, I think.

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Maybe make the graph bigger?

That is a lot of people.

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Crazy how "not at all" is both the most and fewest.

The source is what bothers me the most here.

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This would make more sense without the lines.

Can't tell if this is from a marketing meeting or a science textbook.

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You know what shape would make the most sense?

That's it! I can't look at any more of these!

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