I just came across an amazing statistic about the correlation between the number of cupcake shops a city has to its suicide rate. And wouldn't ya know it, the more cupcake shops a city has, the lower the suicide rate! Coincidence? I doubt it! Just thinking about cupcakes makes me a happier, less suicidal person. That is, assuming you don't have to wait in a 100-person deep line to get one.
And here's a graph that is assuredly very scientific in its analysis:
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