# Hyphenation coincidence

On 2 October 2016 I was reading a book (Critical Assembly - A Technical History of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945). I read the last line of page 117: During the summer of 1944, however, 3-inch testing became less de- I turned over and continued reading: cay series, is ordinarily isolated from lead concentrates. Although en- I realised that this did not make sense. I then discovered that I had turned over two pages, and instead of reading the top of page 118, I was reading the top of page 120. And yet the "cay" at the top of page 120 fitted nicely onto the "de-" at the bottom of page 117. I looked at the last line on page 119: production. The isotope 210Po, which occurs naturally in the 238U de- So, there are two successive odd-numbered pages, both finishing with "de-" and I had chosen that precise spot to turn over two pages. In case you are wondering, the top line on page 118 is: sirable as the target and projectile designs became more complex and
Date submitted:Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:41:32 +0000Coincidence ID:10202