From the Proceedings of the 49th Convention of the American Datatician Society Meeting, Akron Hilton, Akron, Ohio. November 1994.
Excerpt from author’s remarks, Professor Bingham S. Tewksbury:
“We of the ADS are pleased to announce that the mystery of where lost socks go has been quantitatively pinpointed subsequent to a lengthy and rigorous double-blind study…. We believe that the results, shown in the accompanying [table], contain no surprises, and in fact conform quite closely to what is called ‘common sense.'”
Lost Socks: Where Do They Go?
|26%||Left in Washer|
|25%||Left in Dryer|
|21%||Dropped to/from Laundry|
|14%||Stuck, through static, to corner of fitted sheet or article of clothing|
|13%||One sock thrown out because other is “missing”|
Note: Margin of error plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Source: ADS *
Link to original story: http://www.planetmag.com/pm4/lostsoks.htm
About the Author: Andrew G. McCann is not missing any socks, but he does have an extra one.
(c) 1994-2004 by Andrew G. McCann firstname.lastname@example.org