The odds are at least 50-50 … right? #learning #statistics

Posted By on June 16, 2021

So why do I always end up trying to open the wrong end of a trash bag?

TrashAndRecycleBagsKitchenWith human intelligence and adaptive learning being what it is, one would think knowing which end of the trash bag to open when pulling one out of the box or roll would favor me getting it correct? I’m here to tell you that this is not the case … even after a lifetime of doing it.


I haven’t scientifically tested this, so it is not possible to state it as a fact, but I’m convinced that statistically, I’m wrong more than I’m right.

Am I an outlier or is this “wrong end of the trash bag thing,” or is this one of those universal truths?


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