Monday, July 24, 2006

I Did Not Know That

Here's an excerpt from a book I'm reading for work called Unexpected Returns:
...Voltaire, who, in addition to being a leading writer of his day, proved himself a most successful speculator in corn, bacon, and other investments. He even participated in an investment syndicate and used a statistically based strategy to win the national lottery while eliminating virtually all of the customary risk; his pool bought essentially all of the lottery tickets after a number of lotteries without winners had increased the potential winnings to unprecedented levels.

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