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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 was on a group walking holiday in a USA National Park when I came face to face with someone I was having regular meetings with at home in England whilst working on a project. He was also on a group walking holiday with a different company. At our next meeting at home, he passed over a photograph of me taken on the holiday. After our brief conversation, someone in his group approached, showed him an image on her digital camera and asked if that was the person he was just talking to. He said yes and asked her where the photo was taken. She said three days previously and 200 miles away in a different National Park, and that I had walked into view just as she took a photo of something else. My face rang a bell and she searched through her photos whilst we were talking, but I had left before she found it. She could not explain why she had not deleted what was purely a wasted shot.
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Date submitted:Wed, 14 Jul 2021 21:39:52 +0000Coincidence ID:11403