Glowing Lights

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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.

Many of the animations were produced using Flash and will no longer work.

I was doing so online browsing - "window shopping" - when I came across car accessories. These accessories were LED lights that you can put on the valve stem (where you air up the tires). When the tires spin the LED lights flow. This was the first time in my life I heard of these little lights that can go on your tire. So naturally I told my dad and friends that I thought they were super cool and I wanted them. The very next day my brother, dad, and I were driving home on the expressway when a car passes us with those lights on the tires. I couldn't believe. From not knowing about the lights, to discovering them on the internet, telling my family about them, and then seeing them the very next day. Crazy. I never saw them on any other car in my life and I see them the very next day I first learn about them.
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Date submitted:Sat, 10 Oct 2020 05:07:14 +0000Coincidence ID:10548