Thursday, November 12, 2009


A lot of people use the word "random" to describe an event that the did not expect (I'm guilty of this). However, this is the very definition of random - something that you could not predict the outcome for. The human mind actually has a lot of difficulty with randomness. Many people confuse randomness with evenness. If you ask someone to pick a random number from one to ten, chances are they will pick a number near 5, and usually it wont be an even number (try this on your friends). The most common number is seven, because people say the number seven "feels" random.

Next time someone tells you to pick a random number between 2 numbers, pick one of the numbers they said. That will throw them off.


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