October 1st, 2017 at 8:06 AM ^

I was a hughe fan of "Let's Make A Deal" when I was a kid, and I would usually laugh hysterically when someone got zonked, whether it be with a giant rocking chair or something as bizzare as a rusted out car AND a llama, because those went together. 

Between him and Bob Barker, I found myself more than prepared for math most days growing up and I thank them for that. 

RIP Monty. 

Swayze Howell Sheen

October 1st, 2017 at 8:07 AM ^

also now known forever thanks to the Monty Hall problem (made famous by Ask Marilyn). The problem: 

"Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?"

For those who haven't seen this, it is fun to think about...