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Are records predictable in any way?

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How much evidence would you need before buying into a get rich quick scheme? Do high ice cream sales cause shark attacks? And just how likely was it that you were ever born? Andrew Stickland finds out that, when it comes to probability, our instincts can lead us seriously astray.

Two people who get on well together can often find their relationship destabilised by the arrival of a third into their orbit.