The ten most confusing graphs, charts & infographics ever made

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Saturday 19 July 2014 11:50
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We're especially looking at you here, Fox News.

1

By breaking convention and displaying an inverted Y axis, this graph is completely misleading.

2

Or alternatively you could just get rid of the Y-axis altogether...

3

How about this, um, straightforward radar graph comparing car performance.

(Picture: AutoBlog)

4

Or a quick and easy flow chart made by Republican politicians (the shock! the horror!) Sam Brownback and Kevin Brady to portray complexities in the Obamacare system. Click here for a larger image (although we're not sure why you would want to).

(Picture: Joint Economic Committee)

5

Sometimes 8.6 becomes a higher value than 8.8.

(Picture: Statistics How To)

6

Bars being the same size regardless of the numerical value they are supposed to represent - not cool.

(Picture: UCSB)

7

This pie chart totals 193 per cent and makes the least popular candidate look more popular than the most popular.

(Picture: Fox News)

8

Yes, wait, I mean no!

9

Don't even know where to begin with this Y-axis.

10

Because employment only really began in 2009, and wages haven't gone down or anything...

We won't even mention the Y-axis

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