If you add the numbers 1 to 36 on a roulette wheel, they add up to 666. (“666” is the “Number of the Beast”.) Thanks to Drago.
Roulette wheels used to be numbered 1 to 36, but in 1842, Frenchmen François and Louis Blanc added the “0” to the roulette wheel in order to achieve a house advantage. (And it gets worse, in the early 1800s, roulette was brought into the U.S. where, to further increase house odds, a second zero, “00”, […]
Today is the first Friday the 13th of the year, and it’s got the inter web thingy in a spin, but not everyone thinks the number 13 is unlucky. Triskaidekaphobia, is the phobia of the number 13, and there are a number of theories behind the cause of this association between thirteen and bad luck, […]
A lot of people believe that the number 13 is unlucky, but research by online insurance comparison company confused.com has shown that in Britain 21.9 per cent of insurance policy holders living at a house number 166 have made a claim in the last five years. (The unluckiest house numbers in England for 2012 are:- House […]
If you want to do something that no human has ever done before, shuffle a pack of cards. (When you shuffle a normal pack of 52 playing cards, the number of possible permutations is ‘52 factorial’ otherwise known as 52! or 52 shriek. This works out as 52 times 51 times 50 … all the […]