Dave Brooks' day
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Thu Oct 1 00:13:23 EDT 2009
4$ ...I feel so ordinary :-)
On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> Last year I had thanksgiving with a friend I used to date. She is
> exactly a year younger than me. At that thanksgiving dinner, out of 12
> people, 4 of us were born on Sept. 6th.
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 09:00:49AM +0200, AlunFoto wrote:
>> 2009/9/30 John Francis <johnf at panix.com>:
>> > Our maths teacher sprung this one on us in the 5th form
>> > (ob.us - around 11th grade). He asked us to estimate the
>> > probability that two people in our class of around 30
>> > shared the same birthday. He chose a few people to guess,
>> > before he revealed the answer. I was one of the two top
>> > maths performers in the class, so he saved me until last.
>> > My guess? 100% ! That surprised him somewhat, until I
>> > pointed out that we had two sets of twins in the class ...
>> I have a relative who likes to travel Europe by charter bus. He takes
>> a kick out of betting with some poor bloke on whether two people in
>> the bus have the same birthdays, before grabbing the guide microphone,
>> announce his intents and ask people to reveal their birthdays. So far
>> he's only lost the bet once; I think the total score is 5:1 in his
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