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Meet The World’s Luckiest Unluckiest Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times

Meet The World’s Luckiest Unluckiest Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times

The story of Frane Selak is so unbelievable that you’d walk away from a movie, heck, a documentary of his life thinking it was too unrealistic. But it’s not. It’s a true story. Selak cheated death seven times. He survived a train crashing into a frozen river, a plane crash…

How To Prove That Winning Lotto Ticket Is Fake

How To Prove That Winning Lotto Ticket Is Fake

You did not win the $US640 Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. But neither did all of the idiots out there who tried to fake it — some of them pretty darn convincingly. Dr Neal Krawetz over at the Hacker Factor blog went out and squashed one of the especially convincing…

How A Statistician Beat Scratch Lottery Tickets

How A Statistician Beat Scratch Lottery Tickets

In North America, the lottery is a $US70 billion-a-year industry, bigger than movies, music and porn combined. But it’s not infallible. That’s what Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician, found out when he took a closer look at scratch lottery cards.