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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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I am the only girl, in the middle of brothers. Our father died, we were trying to prepare for his funeral- I was putting myself under a lot of pressure to get everything completed by the funeral day. My brothers aren’t inclined to even know what to do in this type of situation so basically, everything was on me. I was rushing around for nearly a full week, getting things printed, picture boardS, cooking and baking, renting the building and setting up tables and chairs and preparing everything there etc. along with grieving for my father. I was exhausted and broken hearted, feeling somewhat defeated and alone. The day before the funeral, I stopped at my dads house and my younger brother was there opening mail. As I pulled up to the house my brother had opened a cable bill of my fathers, and a small brochure fluttered to the ground. He said he saw me getting out of my vehicle as he was bending down to pick up the brochure, when he noticed that my name was on the brochure. So he turned it over and it was a sale flyer type of thing that was selling a small jewelry box and engraved on the top of the box said “Emily, my daughter, I love you today, forever and always.” It gave him chills. And then I walked in and he became emotional, of course because of our dad, but he told me what had happened and handed the brochure to me. I also had chills and a fluttery feeling in my chest. Obviously, it was just a flyer. And probably many people recieved the same one along with their cable bills. And my name just happened to be Emily. Coincidence? Or was it a sign that my dad could see all that I was doing and all that I had done prior to his death and he was letting me know that he loved me? I like to think that Is what it was. I saved the brochure, just in case.
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Date submitted:Sun, 04 Oct 2020 14:59:20 +0000Coincidence ID:10544