“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” — W. C. Fields
A 55-year-old man, who was born on the fifth of May, has been married for 5 years, has 5 children, makes $55,555.55 annually, whose lucky number is 5 receives a phone call from a friend.
The friend told him that a horse named Lucky 5 will be running in the fifth race at the local track at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.
Then the man conducted a statistical analysis of the previous performances of Lucky 5 and its competitors. Of the 15 horses participating in that race, Lucky 5 has a 55.55% chance of winning!
Excitedly, the man withdraws $5,555 from his bank account, goes to the races and bets on Lucky 5 to win.
Sure enough, the horse comes in fifth.