While testing a newly installed computer, an Army officer asked the machine to predict the probability of World War Three and promptly received a one-word answer: "Yes."

Annoyed at the lack of detail, the officer
barked, "Yes, what?" Instantly the machine
replied, "Yes, sir!"

Controlling probability is the best super power

And I think there's a big chance that you'll agree

My classmate didn't study for our test in mathematics about probability.

"I'll take my chances", he said.

I always bring a bomb with me on an airplane

Because the probability of there being *two* bombs on an airplane is nearly zero.

Probability theory

Probability theory is probably the least understood area by the general population (except for certain gamblers). As a simple example, consider the History Professor friend of mine who was scared of flying and asked me one day: "What is the probability that there will be a bomb on an airplane?" I re...

What has the probability of one in five million?

Blonde: But there's no 1 in 5000000. Only a five and six zeros.

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