Remember the time when you only had 5 working channels that didn't require banging on the tv and repositioning the antennae.

Remember the time when you only had 5 working channels that didn't require banging on the tv and repositioning the antennae.

Eating in front of the television set became a way of life for many Americans in the 1950's.   These children eat and watch on June 28, 1951.

Eating in front of the television set became a way of life for many Americans in the 1950's. These children eat and watch on June 28, 1951.

Philco Safari, the first transistor portable television, 1959

The Most Insane Television Sets in History

A Wooden Case That Turns Your iPad Mini Into A 1950s Television Set - DesignTAXI.com

A Wooden Case That Turns Your iPad Mini Into A 1950s Television Set - DesignTAXI.com

Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation.  It is sad that most people do not understand science.  Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care.  Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.

Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation. It is sad that most people do not understand science. Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care. Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.

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