09 July 2009


On my long trip to Yellowstone last weekend, I took some time to catch up on Radiolab podcasts. This one about Stochasticity starts with a story of two ten-year-old girls with the same exact name who just happened to be on either end of an experiment-- one Laura Buxton released a balloon with her name and address, and the other Laura Buxton, 150 miles away and in the country side, was on the receiving end of that balloon.

The girls even looked the same, they both dressed in pink jumpers and jeans the first time they met, and they both had labradors, rabbits and guinea pigs!!!

What are the chances???

Well I wish I could tell you... but you should listen to the podcast to find out.