Monty Hall There is an interesting problem in statistics and probability known as the Monty Hall problem. You can choose one of three doors. Behind one door is a car, behind the other two are goats. You choose door number three, and then Monty Hall opens door number one, showing a goat, […]

## Structural Permutations

Pasta Machine I have a friend that just bought a pretty cool pasta machine. It comes without about 50 different attachments, so all you need to do is put dough in, and whatever pasta you want will come out the front. She said it’s cool to use, but really difficult to clean. […]

## Immortal Monkey Apocalypse

Shakespeare Experiment There’s a theory that if you put enough monkeys on an island, each banging away on a typewriter, they’ll eventually produce all the works of Shakespeare. This is true in theory, so long as they bang on a typewriter long enough, a certain percentage of the random stuff they type will make […]

## Caviar Planet

Bell Curve Experiment I saw this cool experiment a couple days ago. Not really an experiment, more like a demonstration. A demonstration of a math teacher to his elementary school students. About probability and the Gaussian distribution. He had all the students stand in one line in the gym and face […]

## Intuition Calibration

Investment Seminar I went to this investing seminar recently. It was an interesting investing seminar. It was based on using your intuition to choose investments. The whole idea was how to calibrate your intuition so will be a very helpful investment tool. The guy started off by giving a few stories of people that […]