Statistician and the Airplane

A famous statistician would never travel by airplane, because he had
studied air travel and estimated the probability of there being a bomb on any
given flight was 1 in a million, and he was not prepared to accept
these odds.

One day a colleague met him at a conference far from home. “How did you get
here, by train?”

“No, I flew”

“What about your the possibiltiy of a bomb?”

Well, I began thinking that if the odds of one bomb are 1:million, then the
odds of TWO bombs are (1/1,000,000) x (1/1,000,000). This is a very, very
small probability, which I can accept. So, now I bring my own bomb along!”

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