Quick: take a fast guess at this dinner party-worthy math problem. How many people would I have to invite to my party if I wanted a 50 percent chance that two people would have the same birthday? 366 people would give me a 100 percent chance, but what about a 50 percent chance?
I guessed 100.
It turns out, thanks to the magic of probability, that you’d only need 23 people. In that case, there’s a 50/50 chance two people’s birthdays would match. The math isn’t nearly as complicated as it might seem—you can read the whole analysis here via the New York Times. Then you can pose the riddle at dinner—and watch everyone’s eyes widen.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.