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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 moved to Yorkshire in 1975 and joined a tennis club. I soon found myself playing with a Scotsman, George, from Glasgow. I told him that my Mother had come from Glasgow but as she died in 1945 I knew little about her except that I had a book "The old Curiosity Shop" which had her name and address written in childish handwriting in it. George told me he had lived in Giffnock and when I looked at the address it was 17 Florence Drive, G. Much to our utter amazement George told me that he was born at 17, Florence Drive Gk! That is the most amazing coincidence you must agree!
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:58:26 +0000Coincidence ID:3763