Stuff like this has always intrigued me >>

** ****23 people**. In a room of just 23 people there’s a 50-50 chance of two people having the same birthday. In a room of 75 there’s a 99.9% chance of two people matching.Put down the calculator and pitchfork, I don’t speak heresy. The birthday paradox is strange, counter-intuitive, and **completely true**. It’s only a “paradox” because our brains can’t handle the compounding power of exponents. We expect probabilities to be linear and only consider the scenarios we’re involved in (both faulty assumptions, by the way).