Random Joke #19: Lucky 5


“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.

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

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