What do the Hunger Games, RuPaul, and statistics have in common?

Brett Keller finally puts his statistics knowledge to use on an important problem:

As a student of epidemiology and economics I feel duty-bound to apply my cursory knowledge of statistics to the novel natural cohort presented in the Hunger Games novel, as documented by author Suzanne Collins. I present a Hunger Games survival analysis: in a Cox proportional hazards model, which covariates are associated with the odds (or hazard ratios) being ever in your favor?

BadHessian follows by applying the same principles to RuPaul’s Drag Race.

It occurs to me that my applied statistics class and problem sets could be a lot more interesting than they currently are.

h/t @LRahimi and @treycausey