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Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do by Kaiser Fung

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1Fast Passes / Slow Merges

The Discontent of Being Averaged

Meter mysteryIf no one likes, why obey?One car per green, please

—HAIKU ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS–ST. PAUL COMMUTEBY READER OF THE ROADGUY BLOG

Heimlich’s Chew Chew TrainGood film, big buildup, nice queueTwenty-second ride

—HAIKU ABOUT DISNEY BY ANONYMOUS

In early 2008, James Fallows, longtime correspondent at The Atlantic, published an eye-popping piece about America’s runaway trade deficit with China. Fallows explained how the Chinese people were propping up Americans’ standard of living. The highbrow journal has rarely created buzz on the Internet, but this article beat the odds, thanks to Netizens who scrapped Fallows’s original title (“The $1.4 Trillion Question”) and renamed the article ...

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