Aug 15, 2011

Email Of The Day: Is Someone trying To Tell Us Something

Someone forwarded to me the following email from some list...
What is the metaphysical significance of the number 26 (see below)? Or is it men from Mars who did this.
For each day the Stock Market closed this week, the total of the digits of the change on the dow jones is the number 26.
Monday close - 634.76 = 26
Tuesday close + 429.92 = 26
Wednesday close - 519.83 = 26
An actuarial said the odds of this are millions to one 
For those not familiar, the number 26 is the sum of the name of hashem - yud=10, hay =5, vav = 6 hay = 5 grand total 26


  1. Someone must be very bored!

  2. As Richard Feynman once said, "... you won't believe what happened. I saw a car with the license plate ARW 357. Can you imagine? Of all the millions of license plates in the state, what was the chance that I would see that particular one tonight? Amazing!"

    Without a hypothesis, a priori, this is meaningless

  3. Not to mention their analysis is a bit off. My coworker just went through the odds, and it's in the area of 6,000:1, which is not that unlikely.


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