Mental Floss

Brain Game: We're Gonna Have a Party, Party


This Brain Game is really a question-answer, almost like trivia. And while you may have heard the answer before, coming up with it requires brainwork, not recall or knowledge. So if you're close - say, within five - I'd certainly consider your answer correct.

How many people have to be together in a room before there is at least a 50 percent chance that two of the people in that room will share the same birthday?

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Answer: Twenty-three. If you want to see the numbers crunched, there's a detailed explanation here.