25 Random Things. Literally.

I have, up until this point, found no reason to partake in the latest online craze – Facebook’s 25 Random Things About You. It’s simply an online chain letter that involves sharing 25 ‘random’ facts about yourself with the Facebook community, which has made me wonder not about the hundreds of facts I’ve been reading about people, but about the very nature of randomness itself. And before I get too existential I now present:

25 Random Things. Literally.

  1. iPod Shuffle
  2. Roulette
  3. Not Natural Selection
  4. Door prizes
  5. Chaos theory
  6. Schrödinger’s cat
  7. Tony Abbot
  8. People who sneeze in multiples
  9. Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky
  10. Wikipedia’s Random Articles
  11. Picking a card, any card
  12. How To Be Random
  13. Flash mobs (about 4 years ago)
  14. X: Ω Y (an equation for a random variable in a measurable space)
  15. Pseudo-random numbers
  16. Random Cats
  17. Computer RAM (Random-access memory)
  18. Lady Sovereign
  19. Some acts of kindness
  20. Some drug tests
  21. Dice
  22. True Random Number Generator
  23. Random password generator
  24. The Emo Band-Name Generator
  25. Radioactive decay

    Comments

    1. This would have to be my favourite ironic response to a current trend today.

    2. I don’t believe that Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky is random at all. It is the first page that comes up in your search, that’s all. Sorry. I should probably know better than to take a swing at a writer’s ego.

    3. Ah, you are so right. I am humbled and discredited :)

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