Dave Brooks' day

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Thu Oct 1 16:51:39 EDT 2009


John Sessoms wrote:

> From: Larry Colen
> 
>> 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 ...
> 
> 
> In my life time, I have met several persons with my name, including one 
> who had my exact first, middle and last name.
> 
> But I have never met anyone who shared the same birthday.

I have somebody living next door with exactly the same name.  I have 
enough trobles with the taxman over that - God help me if our birthdays 
were the same, too.





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