"And it was.. Will Smith"

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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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When I was 17 I met my best friend at high school. We had an Italian class together. Our teacher told a "friend of a friend" story where her friend was in New York and got trapped in a lift. In the story it was the friend, a man and two bodyguards. The story ends with the line.. ".. and it was Will Smith" My friend and I couldn't believe how ridiculous this story was and later found out it's a popular urban legend with the famous person inter changeable (Arnold Schwarznegger, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone etc.) Anyway.. ten years later and I hadnt thought of it since. It randomly popped into my head so I text my best friend out of the blue "...and it was... Will Smith" She then replied "I cant believe you've just said that. I listened to a podcast yesterday and someone told the story.. I couldn't stop laughing and I meant to tell you"
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Date submitted:Fri, 17 Jul 2020 21:57:02 +0000Coincidence ID:10501