We assumed there were thousands of different ways that a game of tic-tac-toe could turn out. While the game board allows for more than 255,000 combinations of Xs and Os, there are far fewer gameplay outcomes. Musician and coder Marc Evanstein ran the numbers and argues there are only 14 different games to be played. (Thanks, Orion!)
Most forecasts focus on weather stats like temperature, winds, and precipitation. But exurb1a’s forecast takes an all-encompassing approach by predicting what will happen to every living thing on Earth, the Solar System, and throughout the observable universe. A fun watch for data and trivia geeks.
Narrow-minded people often call others out for not being normal. But is anyone really normal or typical? This TED-Ed lesson by Yana Buhrer Tavanier explores the history of the term and how its misuse has had a tremendously negative impact on society. Animated by Eoin Duffy.
Reigarw Comparisons recently shared with us the probabilities of how we might perish. But before we shuffle off this mortal coil, let’s see if we can get lucky. So let’s learn about the chances of various gambling outcomes. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning numerous times than winning the Mega Millions lottery.