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Poll 491: I've generated a random integer from 1 to 1,000,000 and looked at it before writing this question. Is it 329,218?

Total votes: 4473

No: 2971 (66.4%)
Yes: 1502 (33.6%)  

Interesting. I was discussing this question with friends and we basically agreed that if you look at a random number and then ask a yes/no question about it, the probability of a person guessing your yes/no question correctly is, essentially, 50%. It's hard to argue for any significantly different result without appealing to subtle psychological factors. I was actually expecting the poll responses to be close to a 50/50 split. That it's not is fascinating.

And for the record, the random number I generated was 617,220. I considered typing that in as the number in the question... but in the end I tossed a coin for it.


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