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 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.