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Is it "Lucky for Spurs if the year ends in one"?
|Ends in a “1”||Doesn’t end in a “1”||Total|
|Fisher's exact test: P<0.00001|
|(1915-18 and 1940-45 excluded)|
2. Where do you think this null hypothesis came from? Did someone decide to investigate it out of curiosity?
I don't know for sure, but I am fairly confident that someone noticed the pattern and generated the hypothesis from that.
I doubt that anybody would test this (and every other digit, years when there was a general election, years when it snowed on Christmas day, etc.) without having noticed a pattern first.
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