7. Shock! Horror! Newsflash

June 13, 2013

A number of women develop breast cancer who worked in the same office. This happened in ABC offices in Australia in 2006.

A link was assumed but after exhaustive tests no environmental cause was found.

See ABC abandons cancer scare building.


Tragically, independent events can cluster. One episode of Numb3rs explained this possibility very well. If you fire a machine gun at a barn wall and draw a circle around a group of bullet holes later that is a cluster. But don’t try this at home, mathspiggies. 

There is a great explanation of clustering here. Some Aussie road signs show clusters of IDIOTS!



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