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May 16, 2017
Original: Random Obsessions (1835), Google Trends
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A graph with five lines.
Noise (yellow): Has a spike near the beginning and then levels out; almost always higher than the others except "dice"
Static (red): Fairly level, with a slight downward trend; starts out above "coins" but ends up in the same range
Coins (green): Fairly level, with a slight upward trend
Probability (purple): Fairly level, consistently the lowest, has a clear cycle with two peaks every year
Dice (blue): Starts out around the same level as coins, but then rises to the top
Title text: The popularity of "probability" isn't actually that random.
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