TRC #250: Alcohol & Breast Cancer + Coin Toss Odds + Viral Video Analysis

coin_tossEpisode 250 of The Reality Check is better than the previous 249 episodes COMBINED! Darren leads things off with a discussion of whether or not drinking alcohol increases the chances of a woman getting breast cancer. Elan then looks into the true odds of flipping a coin, as well as some other odds that aren’t as they may seem. Pat closes things out by revealing whether or not a recent viral video is real or not.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Alcohol and Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society

BreastCancer.org

National Cancer Institute (at NIH)

Alcohol and Breast Cancer (Wikipedia)

Breast Cancer (Wikipedia)

Risks for Breast Cancer

Odds

Dynamic Bias in the Coin Toss – Persi Diaconis

Science News – Toss Out the Toss Up

Smithsonian.com – The Odds in a Coin Flip Aren’t Quite 50/50

Scientific American – Is a pregnant woman’s chance of giving birth to a boy 50 percent?

Wikipedia – Human Sex Ratio

Wikipedia – Birthday Problem

Wikipedia – Monty Hall Problem

Kiss Cam Breakup

YouTube Video

Sports Grid – Kiss Cam Hoax

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One Response to TRC #250: Alcohol & Breast Cancer + Coin Toss Odds + Viral Video Analysis

  1. Peter Hansen says:

    Hi guys!
    Great show! I believe it was Darren who asked if there were any skeptics in Barcelona. I’m from Denmark but currently in Barcelona (have lived here for 8 years). I’m not aware of any current Skeptics In The Pub events (there have been some previously) but please let me know if you’re interested in checking out some pubs/bars anyway ;-) I’ll be here until June 30.

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