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In 1945, Count ,Richard Taaffe* a Dublin gem collector, was sorting through a set of spinel gems that he had bought, and found one…Continue
Added by Peter Bruce on March 30, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Next month marks the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first home run.
This year, opening day in baseball signals the “closing day” for one of the classic truisms among sports statisticians: the belief that…Continue
Added by Peter Bruce on April 6, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments
This week, movie fans around the country engage in the annual ritual of handicapping the Oscar odds, debating public predictions and seeking signs of how their favorites will fare. Can “Birdman” knock out “Boyhood?” Will the “Selma” snub continue?
Hollywood watchers sometimes try to base their calls on statistics, citing the higher Oscar chances for films already honored with British Academy Film or Screen Actors Guild awards. In…Continue
Added by Peter Bruce on February 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Can the recent four-point Super Bowl victory by the New England Patriots clue us in as to how many people will die in helicopter accidents?
The link between helicopter accident fatalities and Super Bowl point spreads is the latest …Continue