Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008 question

I love it when a 50/50 question yields completely lopsided results. I also love it when the results work in the trivia master's favor. Only one person, Karen H (the H stands for How Quaint) dared to believe in the existence of the kudo, but a singular version does, in fact, exist. Even though the word comes from a Greek word that already sounds plural in its singular form, the back formation of kudo from kudos is legit, according to the good folks at Merr and Web. So to Karen I toss one big giant kudo as we move on to today's question:

According to a 2007 study by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a coin that is flipped in the air and caught (that is to say, no bounces on the ground or anything) is most likely to land with what side showing? (Careful: there are more than two possible answers, so don't just flip a coin to determine your guess.)

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