Meaningful, 3-19-2014:

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When doing something that has a low chance of results (i.e. the lottery) so many times that you feel that your chances of succeeding are higher because you have done it for so long when in reality your odds did not improve in the slightest.

Keywords: feeling
0 lmaokk, about 1 year ago:
i was lead to this scenario because a guy with the username as a lenny face made a word for this and so i clicked it thinking it was cool but it wasnt, such is life ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Gambler's fallacy

Submitted by: boofar
My grandma thought we were "due" for the 50-year flood since it's been 50 years since the last one. Really, there's just a 1/50 chance each year that the 50-year flood will occur. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambler's_fallacy

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Levispes

Submitted by: Wolfgang
Latin, Levis-False, Spes-Hope.

John's extreme levispes harmed him in the long run, for he went bankrupt from buying all those lottery tickets.

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Insanity

Submitted by: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

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lietoselfisness

Submitted by: Gish
i can't think sorry

Comments

0 lmaokk, about 1 year ago:
i was lead to this scenario because a guy with the username as a lenny face made a word for this and so i clicked it thinking it was cool but it wasnt, such is life ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)