Methods for Studying Coincidences | omnia mea mecum fero |

Using probabilistic analysis, the paper explores everything from why we see newly learned words almost immediately after first learning them, to why double lottery winners exist, to even the frequency of meeting people with the same birthday. They even explore whether or not we can statistically state that Shakespeare used alliteration, or if the frequency of words with similar-sounding beginnings could simply be explained by chance alone.

Via Sakis Koukouvis