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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #250(2/28/2007)

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< TASK 1 > Read the articles (1) to (3). And figure out which article they come from. Answer A, B, or C.

(1) 8 people entered a building during a rainstorm and deposited their unbrellas at the entrance. As they were preparing to leave later in the day, a concierge hands out umbrellas without knowing who they belong to. What is the probability that exactly 7 people were given their own umbrellas? Answer --- If a conceirge hands out umbrellas to 8 people at random, the probability that exactly 7 will receive their original umbrealla is 0! If 7 people have their own umbrellas then the 8th person would as well.

(2) Debbie Bingham of St.Petersburg, Fla. was struck by a stray bullet during a new year's celebration --- but was saved when the bullet lodged in her bra strap!

(3) In January 2007, a man was arrested at a Hong Kong airport for trying to conceal a live crocodile, 6 snakes, 11 flying squirrels and 46 turtles in his luggage!

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