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The 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 be broken.

During World War II, John Kerrich, a prisoner of war, tossed a coin 10,000 times, recording 5067 heads.

In 1777, 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).

Probability 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.

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