highest individual bowling score for three consecutive
games is 900 by Jeremy Sonnenfeld of Lincoln,
Nebraska, on February 2, 1997. These are perfect games
of rolling only strikes (knocking all ten pins down in
one roll); the record cannot
During World War II, John
Kerrich, a prisoner of war, tossed a coin 10,000 times,
recording 5067 heads.
Georges Louis Leclerc,
Comte de Buffon, described
the first example of a geometrical probability. He
used a needle and a lined sheet of paper to approximate
a value for pi (ð).
was used to show that the selection
of draftees for the Vietnam War was biased against certain
groups in the country, in that they were overrepresented
among the forces sent to Vietnam.