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There's more over on Veritasium! "What is NOT Random?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMb00lz-IfE
SOURCES AND MORE BELOW!

My twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce
My instagram: http://instagram.com/electricpants

Generate random numbers using atmospheric noise: http://www.random.org/

randomness:

http://www.random.org/randomness/
http://www.random.org/analysis/
http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/mainbody.html
http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/level23intro.html
https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~chaitin/sciamer.html

flipping a coin until 10 heads happen in a row: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvIGNXY21Y

rolling dice until you get a Yahtzee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTwar7mFws

find word in YouTube video URLs with this in Google: allinurl:[your word here] site:youtube.com/watch

"Random" as slang:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/magazine/31FOB-onlanguage-t.html?_r=3&ref=on_language
http://www.theawl.com/2011/03/our-obsession-with-the-word-random-fear-of-a-millennial-planet

The many sides of dice: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Dice_by_number_of_sides#D100

non-transitive dice: http://mathsgear.co.uk/products/non-transitive-grime-dice

Checking the fairness of dice:

http://www.awesomedice.com/blog/353/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience/
http://www.1000d4.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/dice-unified-final-big.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKhpYJzCcSw
http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/That's_How_I_Roll_-_A_Scientific_Analysis_of_Dice
http://www.insidescience.org/blog/2012/09/12/dice-rolls-are-not-completely-random

A fancy super-fair die:

http://kotaku.com/the-most-technologically-advanced-six-sided-die-ever-1183763055

coin-flipping odds:

http://econ.ucsb.edu/~doug/240a/Coin%20Flip.htm
[PDF] http://statweb.stanford.edu/~susan/papers/headswithJ.pdf
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/chance_news/recent_news/chance_news_11.02.html#item2

a nickel landing on it's side:

http://labs.adsabs.harvard.edu/adsabs/abs/1993PhRvE..48.2547M/
[PDF]: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1008.4559.pdf

a book that will keep you guessing: http://www.amazon.com/Million-Random-Digits-Normal-Deviates/dp/0833030477/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

17 'feels' random: http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2007/02/05/is-17-the-most-random-number/

How to be random (er.. wandom): http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Random

Bell's inequality:

http://drchinese.com/David/Bell_Theorem_Easy_Math.htm
http://www.felderbooks.com/papers/bell.html
http://www.quantiki.org/wiki/Bell's_theorem

Bell's inequality videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-s3q9wlLag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zfnvGXpy-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd-tKr0LJTM

You can't even handle how wandom and quirky I am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSNHeAtETM

160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxn0Xfqkgw

Tagged under: random,statistics,vsauce,michael stevens,michael,stevens,dice,coin,Quantum Mechanics (Field Of Study)

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