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  1. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    One with a numismatic flavour. You can do this simply with a pen and a piece of paper. You turn your back and ask someone to draw any number of coins in a row. Just circles, no need to ask him to replicate the effigy of George V, though that would be fun. Then he is to cover them with his hand or a piece of paper so that you are unable to see exactly how many coins there are. He is to leave only the first coin visible. When you turn around you tell him that you will now write down the exact number of head/tail combinations of all of the coins he has drawn. You do this and when he lifts his hand to reveal exactly how many coins he drew, your prediction is spot on.
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    Daily Challenges

    With only two hourglasses, one of 7 minutes and one of 11 minutes you want to hard boil (very hard) an egg for exactly 15 minutes...
  3. 😂 I agree, as they say Paddy, one man’s noise is another man’s music.
  4. It's not that surprising why Mary and Joseph couldn't find room at an inn.. hotels get really busy around Christmas time. Are there a lot of first-person singular objective pronouns in English or it is just me? Why is October 4th a trucker's favorite day? Because it's a big 10-4 good buddy! Dr. Dre may not be a real doctor, but he's performed hundreds of hip hop orations. People are shocked when they find out what a bad electrician I am. Charles Dickens orders a martini. The bartender smiles a big, smug, 'aren't-I-clever smile' and asks, "Olive or twist?" I can't believe they haven't come up with a cure for world hunger yet. I thought it'd be a piece of cake.
  5. Nice one Sword. To add realism it should be worn for a few years to get some nice tatty frayed holes in it.
  6. Armchair Dylanologists will be sorting away to Murder Most Foul.
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    Washing day https://coinsweekly.com/coin-care-in-simple-terms-part-2-washing-day/
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    1945 3d Discovered

    That's £62k then. Excellent news.
  9. Luckily for the David Lynch they weren’t around back then. For me, a Rice Krispie box doesn’t quite possess the same pathos as a jute sack, don’t you think?
  10. Indeed, it makes one wonder doesn’t it 🤔
  11. Diaconis

    1945 3d Discovered

    Maybe the economic uncertainty will push it higher as people look for other opportunities to invest stagnant savings???. I wouldn't be surprised if it exceeded the top end. 24% though 🤬
  12. Shame a lot of tickets are lost🙁 Here are the Grant Francis catalogue cover and Lot page. Mentioned as EXCEEDINGLY rare (at the time), enjoy.