Bad Graphs in the Wild

Is this intentionally misleading?

I recently used this example as a source of interview questions, so I thought it would be worthwhile to write it down.

At the grocery store yesterday, I found this laminated graph in front of the egg refrigerators. I laughed out loud and immediately snapped a photo. There were other people around me and they seemed confused by my photography - hopefully they didn’t think the graph was helpful! I know the photo is only black and white above, but the printing was only black ink on white paper anyway.

I think this “informative” data is intentionally misleading.

It was a fantastic source of questions for potential data visualization engineers today!