# Superstition or Fact? If you accidentally put your underwear on inside out, does it mean that you will receive a gift?

41-45 11 Answers Oct 26, 2012

no, but you may get a rash

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lolz

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There is one way to find out if this is fact -- run an experiment.<br />
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Gather approximately 600 participants for this experiment.<br />
1) Each day, ask each participant to reach into one's dresser drawer (while blindfolded) and retrieve one pair of underwear, and to put it on -- without watching to see whether it is inverted or not --<br />
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2) Have a roommate or significant other annotate whether the subject's underwear is inverted or not -- and make sure this second person for each participant does not inform the participant whether the underwear is inverted.<br />
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3) Have each participant place outerwear over one's underwear, and continue living his/her day for the next 24 hours while NOT KNOWING whether one's underwear is inside-out (inverted) or not.<br />
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4) Track for one year the states of underwear of each of the 600 participants, and simultaneously track those days which each participant receives a gift.<br />
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5) At the end of 365 days, the total number of daily "experiences" shall be recorded as to whether the underwear was inverted-or-not ... AND whether a gift was received-or-not. 600 people times 365 days = 219,000 observations.<br />
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Analysis: The closer the number of gifts received approaches 1/2 of 219,000 events, the closer the hypothesis (that inverting underwear leads to receiving gifts) is due to PURE CHANCE.<br />
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As the number of gifts given decreases downward from 1/2 of 219,000 gifts, the closer the hypothesis is NOT true at all and is unrelated to whether underwear is inverted leads to gifts.<br />
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If the total number of gifts received is much greater than 1/2 of 219,000, then the hypothesis points more and more that this is a fact.<br />
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My armchair insight suggests the collective number of gifts received by these 600 participants is far, FAR less than 1/2 of 219,000 gifts. In other words, there approaches ZERO correlation between inverting one's underwear and receiving a gift.<br />
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In the words of the stars of the television show "Mythbusters": BUSTED!!!!!<br />
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Cheers,<br />
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AnonymousButCandid

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i'm going to have to test that theory out

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I usually just get yelled at and called incompetent by my wife.

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No but you might get strange looks if you put your trousers on first

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No it just means you need to pay attention. Lol.

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I'll make sure to convey this message to my kid.

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