“A Bridge hand consists of 13 random cards taken from a deck that holds 52 cards. The total number of possible Bridge hands is thus: COMBIN = 635,013,559,600.”
So the odds against whatever hand you’re holding right now are 635,013,559,600 to 1.* And yet, here you are holding it. Furthermore, 3 similar miracles are occurring right there at the same table.
*or slightly better than the chances the national debt will be paid off in your lifetime
July 31, 2013