Re: How to win the lottery

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 20:06:46 MDT

At 04:10 PM 8/05/00 -0400, John Clark wrote:

>I have a modest proposal, it's a low tech way to test the Many World's
>interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and as a bonus it'll make you rich too.
>First you buy one lottery ticket for tomorrow's 11pm $200,000,000 drawing
>then you make a simple machine that will pull the trigger on a 44 magnum
>aimed at you head at exactly 11:01pm UNLESS yours is the winning ticket.

I did this, but the ticket failed to win. Only then did I recall that in an
infinite number of universes something would go wrong with the gun's
mechanism, preventing it from firing. Phew!


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