Friday, October 30, 2009

Statistics

If I have a choice of something being one of two ways, shouldn't that, statistically, mean that I should "get it right" around 50% of the time? Why, then, when I'm unravelling my earbuds to listen to some tunes, do I end up with the left earbud in my right hand around 95% of the time?

1 comment:

Nick Rowe said...

The odds are 50/50 only if your choice is random.

You are either exceedingly unlucky or there's some systematic method to your choice.

Try this: select your right ear bud, and then switch them before you stick them in your ears.

BTW, I have the same problem. In my case, it's extremely poor luck. Switching hasn't seemed to help.