December 9th, 2018, 06:22 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: May 2015 From: Arlington, VA Posts: 444 Thanks: 29 Math Focus: Number theory  Fibonacci spiral fit
The TV program "God Friended Me," shows ten or so events on a map to fit "amazingly" onto a Fibonacci spiral. Given a reasonable error, is such a result randomly unusual, also given the choice of spiral? 
December 9th, 2018, 06:38 PM  #2  
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Which reminds me, I can predict the direction of the stock market each day for the next ten days with perfect accuracy. I get a mailing list of 1024 investors with money to burn. I send half of them a note saying the market will go up tomorrow. The other half I tell that it will go down. (One side or the other gets ties). After one day half the people will have seen me make one prediction in a row. Keep going like that. After 10 days there's one single investor who's just seen me make ten correct predictions in a row. I sell him an expensive subscription to my prediction service. Then I leave town before he realizes he's been had. Last edited by Maschke; December 9th, 2018 at 06:41 PM.  

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