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February 19, 2010


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Aren't the odds even better? Maybe something like 90^2:1? There are things you can do to significantly improve chances of pregnancy. Storks don't deliver babies.

I've always enjoyed the rather trickier "probability of finding 2 or more people with same birth date in a group of X people."

Ever since I saw it worked out in h.s. math class. The teacher called it a good way to take suckers' money. In a room filled with, say, 50 beered-up people (preferably not friends of you or your significant other), offer to bet anyone and everyone who'll take you up on it that 2 among them share a birth date (not same year). It's a sure winner.

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