Sisters' synchronous ladybirds

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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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On the 13th February my older daughter (London, UK) posted a photo on the family WhatsApp of a ladybird sat squarely on the lock to her first floor flat 'Look at this little guy trying to break in'. Her sister, in Reading, about 36 miles away, was just going out and replied 'OMG what are the chances of that' with a photo of a ladybird on the front door to her flat (two flights up).
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Date submitted:Mon, 21 Feb 2022 18:23:26 +0000Coincidence ID:12470