I was up way too late last night watching Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. I never knew about it until now, and boy howdy Michael Larsen is my new hero.

An out of work ice-cream vendor, Larsen had spent his spare time meticulously videotaping the workings of PYL’s ‘big board’ and discovered what nobody else had – a pattern in the board’s supposed randomness that guaranteed he would never lose as long as his concentration and hand-eye coordination could hold out.

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