Dating a girl with the same birthday
This means that with only sixty people in a room, even though there are 365 possible birthdays, it is almost certain that two people have a birthday on the same day.
After making these preposterous assertions, Math then goes on to rationalize its claims by recruiting its bastard offspring: numbers and formulas.
And we have no choice but to obey these fickle whims of the great control freak.
This phenomenon is known as the If the set of people is increased to sixty, the odds climb to above 99%.
It’s tricky to explain the phenomenon in a way that feels intuitive.
You can consider the fact that forty people can be paired up in 780 unique ways, and it follows that there would be a good chance that at least one of those pairs would share a birthday.
That outcome surprised me, but I currently lack the conviction to pursue the matter.
I now see that numbers represent all that is soulless and wrong.