How lucky is too lucky?: The Minecraft Speedrunning Controversy Explained


From Standup Mathematician.

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My talk on 4 February 2021 at Harvard Book Store:

Here is the original accusation against Dream.

And here is Dream’s reply.

"Matt flips a coin 100 times."

"Holy Craps! How a Gambling Grandma Broke the Record",8599,1901663,00.html

Number of casinos in the world in 2011: 3,547

Roulette records.

– At 09:08 I say “1 in 110 trillion” when I meant to say “1 in 110 billion”. The number on the screen is correct, it was just a verbal slip-up.
– Let me know if you spot any more mistakes!

Thanks to my Patreon supporters who mean I can spend [[REDACTED]] hours filming myself trying to achieve improbably things. If you support me, you can get access to all [[REDACTED]] hours of bonus footage from this episode.

As always: thanks to Jane Street who support my channel. They’re amazing. And I believe they have no opinion on Dream.

Endless filming by Matt Parker
Editing by Alex Genn-Bash
Some graphics by Ben Sparks
Minecraft consultancy by Oliver Dunk
Music by Howard Carter
Design by Simon Wright and Adam Robinson

MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician
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