Penn Gillett once said “luck is statistics taken personally.”
It’s a clever little insight, perhaps only bogged down by the fact that statistics are really hard to grasp intuitively. Take the lottery, for example. If I go buy a lotto ticket right now in my home state, the odds of me hitting the jackpot are roughly 1 in 20 million. Same goes for anyone else who buys a ticket.
So it’s more or less guaranteed that I won’t win. It’s similarly guaranteed that you won’t win. That any given player won’t win. And yet – what are the odds that someone will win? 1 in 1. It’s a total certainty.
“Nobody can win, but someone has to” is the kind of conundrum you find yourself stewing over when you start trying to calculate unlikely things. Which is maybe what haunted the minds of these people on Reddit who came across their very rare finds.
10. These sewing bunnies
Maybe it’s in the genes? Or…jeans?
9. Long lost twins
I really need a third guy here who’s either the biggest or the smallest, just to complete the set.
WHAT COULD IT MEAN?!
7. These chips are fire
No, seriously, somebody get some help.
6. This elegant creation
Crazy how nature do dat.
5. This unpicky pick
Anything to save a buck, I guess.
4. This empty plane
I’d be simultaneously thrilled and kinda scared.
But more importantly, WHY AREN’T YOU USING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE?
3. Rainbow road
Look out for rogue turtle shells.
2. The drone
1. Once you pop…
The fun don’t…start?
Truly one in a million.
What’s a rare thing that you’ve experienced?
Tell us in the comments.