Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Joke

A group of wealthy investors wanted to be able to predict the winner of the Superbowl. So they hired a group of biologists, a group of statisticians, and a group of physicists. Each group was given a year to research the issue. After one year, the groups all reported to the investors.

The biologists said that they could genetically engineer a team of unbeatable players, but it would take 200 years and $10 trillion.

The statisticians reported next. They said that they could predict the outcome of any Superbowl, at a cost of $100 million per game, but they would only be right 1/32 of the time.

Finally, the physicists reported that they could also predict the outcome of the Superbowl, and that their process was cheap and simple. The investors listened eagerly to this proposal. The head physicist reported, "We have made several simplifying assumptions: first, let each player be a frictionless rolling sphere on an infinite plane… "


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