Not funny but it's a nice read
Wait, so... there's a problem with this. If you grab a balloon at random, and each balloon has a unique name written on it (unique from all other balloons in the room) then there's almost as tiny a chance you'd pull someone else's name from a 50 person group than you pulling your own name.
If the balloons are limited to names only contained within the 50 person group, with that many balloons, it would be almost inevitable you'd encounter your own name before 5 minutes of random searching.
I'm not saying it wouldn't be faster for each person to search for up to 49 other names than just their own (although to make it faster, you'd absolutely need an effective means of communication between the members to quickly determine which names still need to be found). I'm just saying that there's no way the group went 5 full minutes and not one of them found their own name, and then when working together found everyone's names within a few minutes.
@xir1111011, that are having one altruistic person in the bunch. It's as if this cockamamie situation had never happened in the first place, and it's all a thought experiments about socialism.
@xir1111011, I feel like if you just grab a balloon at random and say "HEY, WHO'S JOHN" you can get it to them a lot faster than spending time specifically searching for your own.
@Rtas Vadum, Right. But that's only if, out of all the balloons, only the names of the 50 people in the study are actually written on them. In which case, yes, that would be faster. But if that's the case, then after 5 straight minutes of random searching there's no way, probabilistically speaking, that you wouldn't come across one of your own balloons.
If the opposite is true, and there's all discrete, unique names on every balloon then searching for anyone else's name (of the 50 participants) in a sea of balloons with random and singularly discrete names on them would give you an incredibly negligible statistical advantage in finding everyone's balloons. Certainly not at all significant enough to bring the average solve time down to a minute or so.
@xir1111011, bro it literally says in the first paragraph that they all wrote their own names on their balloon and then they were collected and put in another room. You may, after 5 minutes, have a few people find their own balloon. But if everyone shut the fvck up and just took turns grabbing a balloon, shouting a name and giving it to that person, almost like a group roll call, you would, without a doubt, get each individuals respective balloon to them a whole lot faster. You put WAY too much thought into this...like textbook mountain-molehill
@xir1111011, I think the balloons aren’t stabilized, so once you check one and let it go, you can’t be certain you won’t grab it again. And with 50 people grabbing at the same time, it means every time you don’t grab the balloon with your name, someone else is holding it in theirs.
@xir1111011, Correct me if I'm wrong but I think your error is thinking that every balloon in that room has a name on it. I think it's a room full of mostly blank balloons plus the fifty they wrote their names on.
@xir1111011, seems like a story a priest would tell during mass
@xir1111011, yeah clearly there is more than 50 balloons in the picture, unless he sent one person at a time to search, or somehow he chose 50 morons...
That’s a lot more than 50 balloons
@Richard Cypher, are you sure?
@ImNotRacistBut, there are more than 50 balloons just in the layer pressed up against the glass. Count them. There’s got to be a few thousand balloons in that room.
I'm willing to give any of you happiness.
It'll be a little happiness, though...
And only last like 4 seconds, tops.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, i too will give a little hap-penis
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, is it sloppy? 4 seconds is all ill need
@Your Darkest Secret, you'll need to shower afterwards 🤤
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, ehh I’ll just use baby wipes
I would go in there and start popping those sons of bitches up! MUHAHAHAHA!
@seeUpee, I’d say you’re the worst but if I saw someone do that I’d totally follow suit
@Natural Sarcasm , hell yeah! I need a good brotha to join me on my adventures!
False. You can only make yourself happy. Don't rely on other people.
@hasher2288, Hard pills to swallow.
This is a better demonstration of how people will quickly attempt to come up with a solution by brute force, even if a smarter solution is available. That for people to use teamwork and communication to work together requires an extra step people won’t naturally take on their own, unless someone takes charge and starts coordinating the others.
You want to be the person who takes charge, not the person who attempts to deal with things on their own. It’s not about happiness, It’s about whether you go through life on your own or with help from others around you.
Na. Purpose of a human life is to fück and make other things that fück until we overpopulate the world and use up all of the resources and die out.
@x2 6x 9 lol, drunk me is morbid af.
Yeah I like my first thought of grabbing a balloon, seeing it doesn’t have my name, popping it, and moving on.
Thats alot more then 50 ballons.
I thought this was going to be a lesson about working together. How does this relate to happiness? And you shouldn’t look for happiness in other people anyway.
Even though I knew where this was going i still liked it and it’s a great demonstration
I've seen this picture many times. The way I've always interpreted it was that only 50 balloons in the entire room had names. 50 people could easily search for 5 minutes and collect all of the balloons with names and return them to their owner. As for effective communication. Just count up to 50 and stop when you have them all then sort out the rightful owner. I mainly feel sorry for the poor suckers who had to tie all the balloons....
Came for funnies. Left with feels.