FREAK-est Links

  1. How doctors die — “not like the rest of us, but it should be.”
  2. Not a good idea to fake your mother’s death to get bereavement leave.
  3. Another argument in favor of a low-carb, high-fat diet.
  4. SI poll confirms Freak Radio “boo” podcast: Philly fans the toughest.
  5. Six double-yolk eggs in a row: what are the odds?
  6. The legacy — economic and otherwise — of forced sterilization.
  7. The rise, fall — and rise? — of peer-to-peer lending.

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  1. SG says:

    Yolk.

    #corrections

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  2. Tom says:

    A great argument for the paleo diet – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

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  3. Mark says:

    Double-yolk eggs can be visually distinguished by their size. If you adjust to a sufficiently high false-negative rate (i.e. let enough of the double-yolked ones get into the regular stock), you can achieve a very low false-positive rate (i.e. you can very reliably pick out eggs that are double-yolked).

    The grocery around the corner from me often sells flats of 15 double-yolked eggs. I usually buy those when they have them, and I don’t think I’ve ever found a single-yolk egg in one of those flats.

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  4. mik says:

    There are two questions with the egg yolks:

    - What are the chances of /you/ getting 6 double-yolk eggs in a row?
    - What are the chances of /somebody in the world/ getting 6 double-yolk eggs in a row?

    The old birthday problem again…

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