Friday, March 29, 2013

March Madnessssss (with 18 s's at the end)

Unlike 98% of America right now, I am one of the few who does not have an NCAA Bracket filled out. I don't follow sports at all really and I hope you all forgive me for that.

BUT I am a huge geek when it comes to numbers and crap. So I was having a discussion with my room mate about the bracket and wondered if anyone had ever had a perfect prediction before. He said probably not very likely and I thought well there are so many people playing every year its bound to happen. Little did I think about the number of teams.

So I looked up the odds and almost dropped my phone when I saw the unlikely hood that you would ever get a perfect bracket predicted. Take a second to guess. I thought perhaps 1 in 5,000,000 or maybe even 1 in 50,000,000. I would have even considered 1 in 5,000,000,000. But I was so wrong.

The odds are 1 in 9.2 QUINTILLION. Thats 9 with 18  0's after it. The actual number is 9,223,372,036,854,775,808