Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Not library related, but...

You learn something insane every day. My thing for today is Littlewood's Law. Littlewood's Law states that the average person can expect to have a miracle happen to them around once a month.

If you postulate that each person has an event happen to them around once per second while they are awake, then that means that in an average month, slightly over a million things happen to you. Thus a one-in-a-million chance can be reasonably expected to happen around once every month.

Fantastic, isn't it?

3 Comments:

Blogger Meat Loaf said...

My miracle for the month is still in the works, I suppose.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Hmmm ... I think miracle is one of those words (like hero or tragedy) that is overused. What constitutes a miracle, I suppose like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Finding this blog has been my miracle this month.

10:44 AM  

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