April 25, 2012
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
And the probability that you're being watched is directly proportionate to the stupidity of your actions.
Furthermore, it’s a 37% chance you’re reading this and saying, stop joking around and get to the point.
The Law of Probability came about in 1856 when Blaise Pascal, Pierre de Fermat and Antoine Gombaud asked a simple question, “Which is more likely — rolling a “6” on 4 throws of a dice, or rolling a double "6" on 24 throws with two dice?
You had to have been there.
The proverbial monkey on a typewriter? It is estimated, that one monkey hitting the keys once a second, will have typed, “To be or not to be” in about 20,000 years.
Thought you'd want to know that.
But the Law of Probability is one of our more essential human laws, which has a bearing on every decision we make.
Stockbrokers assess probable risk reward ratio and help us lose our money.
Our mind calculates that a restaurant that's full is probably better than the restaurant that isn't.
If the weatherman, for instance, says there’s a 70 percent of rain, you know what to do.
That’s right, leave it at home.