Dumb question of the day
March 26, 2008 10:32am CST
Why is it that when you find a penny that has been dropped, it is face down? I told you it was a dumb question. But, as I have walked around my neighborhood or shopping areas I occasionally find change that was dropped or fell from pockets or purses. The pennies seem to land face down 9 out of ten times. Why?
7 May 08
The cases you had come across are most probably the unfair events of getting successively with face of the penny down for so many times. For a fair coin it is rather rare to get such bias outcome, 9 out of ten times. Anyhow if I were to give a reason for your case I would say that the penny is rather shy so it prefers to hide its face out.