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The science behind coincidences. Or why they're not all that surprising

Jessie Rodriguez, 8, and his brother Christopher Rodriguez, 3, drink soda as they sit in the shade on a hot day in downtown Los Angeles April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2CLB7

The maths behind coincidences suggest they're not surprising at all. Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Ana Swanson
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