The great toast test

9th March 2001 at 00:00
TEACHERS have long since known the truth of Murphy's Law: if something can go wrong it will. But today, thousands of pupils will conduct a mass experiment to put the laws of probability and the pessimistic homily to the test. The tumbling toast experiment is part of the Government's Maths Year 2000 t portray numeracy as relevant and fun. Over the next six weeks, students will go through two million slices to see if they land butterside down. Participants will be entered into a prize draw for pound;4,500 of computer vouchers and 45 family tickets to theme parks. See www.mathsyear2000.org.uk


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