Lucky, or unlucky?

Whenever I see a clip like this my first reaction – like those in the car (and sorry for the NSFW language) – is how lucky the survivors are.

But then I begin to ponder.

Are they actually unlucky? What are the chances of being in the vicinity of a falling tree? Pretty low, I suspect.

So whilst you might count the pedestrians as being lucky to avoid being crushed by the tree, they are also pretty unlucky to be so close to a tree as it gets uprooted by the wind.

Alas, I lack the mathematical skills to determine an answer to this question so (for me at least) it will remain a philosophical question.

Lucky or unlucky – what do you think?

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One Comment

  1. Marc Radford
    Posted 06/07/2020 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Depends how you look at it, dear Jeff, ‘lucky’ to have been on the scene to witness it, ‘unlucky’ to have known such a windy day – the mind boggles!

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