Quote: "World Exclusive! The Toilet That Destroyed Brad & Jen's Marriage!" Headline in the tabloid Star
Term: post hoc ergo propter hoc, the Chanticleer fallacy
You know Chanticleer, the rooster who thought his crowing made the sun rise? Post hoc ergo propter hoc is Latin for "after this, therefore because of this." Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston may well have debated over an old stainless-steel jailhouse toilet and sink (he wanted them in their bathroom, she didn't, according to Star). And they did break up. But did the toilet cause the split? We'll call a post hoc foul.
Snappy Answer: "Nice going. After you printed that, they both had to use the bathroom."
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