Ella and ELA

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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 we lived in Mallorca my wife was given a pink fish-shaped handbag as a birthday present from a friend. We called it Ella (partly after Ella Fishgerald, and partly after Salmon Ella) A few weeks later my wife was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, which in Spanish is Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrofica, or what they call ELA in short. It seemed a very cruel coincidence as she died of the disease two years later.
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:58:27 +0000Coincidence ID:3764