The “fun” article in WSJ sports today was a survey of household income of recreational athletes, and it turns out that Snorkelers make more money on average than other atheletes do (in their professional lives, not as earned income on their sport). Off-road triatheletes did the worst.
So, of course, we should all become snorkelers, regarless if we enjoy the sport or not, because we’ll increase our incomes. It just happens, right? Magically? Something about breathing in pure oxygen makes your brain smarter? No?
If you’re ever in need to explain the difference between correlation and causation, use the article. It’s a fun way to show human’s ability to trump logic with a good story.
(BTW, the survey came from the sports retailing association. Anyone know what the most expensive equipment to buy is for a recreational sport? Maybe large oxygen tanks and rubber suits that keep you from dying in a recreational sport? I’m blanking on what sport it is that uses all that expensive equipment… you must need to have some discrentionary spend to afford that stuff huh…)