Late last night, the Telegraph rushed out a report on Paul the mystic octopus. It said:
The odds of all of his forecasts coming good, including for the final, was put at 3,000 to 1, William Hill, the bookmakers, said. Therefore, with a £20 starting bet, and placing the total winnings of each individual bet on the next, his keepers would be £6,000 richer.I don't think this is good maths. Am I missing something? If I am not, would the journalist like to join me for poker one night?