How are Snowflakes Created?
This is how pineapples grow!
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What ever happened to Acid Rain?
America doesn't worry about it anymore! (China does though.)
What would the election have looked like before everyone 18 and older could vote?
But since it’s Election Day, let’s apply his question to the current contest. What will happen if there's a tie?
I don't mean an electoral college tie. There’s probably about a 1 in 500 chance of one of those this year, and the consequences are thoroughly explored. I mean both candidates getting the same number of votes in a swing state. How unlikely is it?
Several researchers—including Silver himself—have calculated the odds of a state winner being decided by a single vote, which is effectively the same as the probability of a tie vote. For typical close states, the linked article calculates the probabilities to be in the neighborhood of 1 in 100,000—which makes intuitive sense, since 100,000 is the sort of vote margin by which swing state elections are typically decided.
But what if the tie happens anyway?
For that matter, what if there’s a tie in every close battleground state?
Did you know that it is technically possible that the 538 electoral votes could end up in a tie? Barack Obama could end up earning 269 votes, while Mitt Romney could earn 269 votes! Can you predict what would happen in that case? Let's discuss it!
Once our discussion is over, watch the video below to learn more.
Read the entire article over at Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/148929
Special thanks to Mental Floss writer Adrienne Crezo for her kind words:
Hey Kids -
I asked this question to one of the writers from Mental Floss on Twitter last night, and here was his answer.
(The tilde (~) symbol means approximately.)
What do you think? What kind of weather should we expect today and tomorrow?
How many miles inland do we live from the east coast?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.