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[https://www.theonion.com/leading-probability-researchers-confounded-by-three-cow-1822174747 Leading probability researchers confounded by three coworkers wearing same shirt color on same day]<br>
 
[https://www.theonion.com/leading-probability-researchers-confounded-by-three-cow-1822174747 Leading probability researchers confounded by three coworkers wearing same shirt color on same day]<br>
 
''The Onion'', 18 January 2018
 
''The Onion'', 18 January 2018

Revision as of 14:10, 26 July 2018

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“The court will not rely on extrapolated numbers from tiny samples sizes and otherwise flawed data.”

-- Judge Julie A. Robinson, quoted in: A crusader against voter fraud fails to prove his case, New York Times, 19 June 2018

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Leading probability researchers confounded by three coworkers wearing same shirt color on same day
The Onion, 18 January 2018

A lovely spoof on coincidence stories. We read the following breathless quote from "researchers":

We at least have models for something like two people coming to work wearing the same shoes or both getting a haircut the day before, but this is the equivalent of lightning striking in the same place hundreds of times in a row. We’re going to have to go back to the drawing board on probability analysis entirely.