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Tumblr's Dissection of Pokemon's Probability System Is Maddening and Amazing

Tumblr loves to obsess over stuff, and Pokemon games are just one of those near and dear topics that people can't stop talking about. To start, you have some of the insane math and puzzles programmed into the games, followed by a staunch defense of how incredible the programming is. Then you get to see what people have done with the games since then, like a gaming escape artists and a synopsis of the insane endeavor that was "Twitch Plays Pokemon." Wild stuff.

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Unlikely Events Ranging from Mild to Incredible

Statistics don't lie. Even though it's super unlikely, some some super unlikely stuff is just bound to happen. Whether it's stuff falling in a weird pattern, simultaneous lightnings strikes, or strange personal connections, there will be moments that go against all odds. Call it luck, faith, destiny, the will of the universe or whatever, the world is big and a lot of interesting things happen in it.

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If we woke up to this we'd probably be convinced that the house was haunted. So it's a good thing there was cameras running to capture the magic. We understand that a stack of Roombas is a trivial thing, but seriously, what are the odds?

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15 Fun Times People Got Moderately Lucky

Sure, it's not like any of these happened against all odds, but it's still fun to see. These are some good old fashioned everyday lucky moments and really close saves.Yeah, it's not winning the lottery, but it's still rare and satisfying to get an avocado with minimal to no pit. 

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The Heartbreaking Odds of 20 Different Things Happening to You

Get ready to give up your dreams of stardom and take up new dreams of being assaulted by a toilet! Here are some surprising, and somewhat disappointing numbers on the likelihood of something happening to you. Sure, you can increase or decrease your odds by taking acting classes or getting drunk on the toilet more, but these are your ballpark numbers. Check this out for a list of incredibly unlikely things that actually happened,

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20 Amazed People Share the Most Incredible Coincidence They've Ever Witnessed

Just because something is statistically improbable doesn't mean there's no way of it happening. When you consider how many people there are living their own individual lives, the possibility of something improbable happening between them, at least once, becomes a near certainty. Chance is a real mofo. And in case you wanted to see how unlucky people can get, here are some more stories.

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19 Attempts That Were Crushed By The Hammer of Failure

Here are some times things almost worked out, but instead ended with an "I guess they tried." Maybe things will be less mockable next time.

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15 People Share Regretfully Unfair Things That Happened To Them

Here are some relatable stories that'll make you go "man, that's bullshit." Also, it turns out there are still a lot of people who are really not over things that happened to them as children. 

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16 People Share the Biggest Bullet They've Ever Dodged

These people had some real close calls, but by chance, circumstance or skill managed to get out (pretty much) unscathed.

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See, living proof! They don't even feel bad or care about it or anything! This country is going down the tubes!