Ball tunneling through wall

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ok i read about that quantum mechanics article about how macroscopic objects have a extremely low probability of passing through a wall.Now i very clearly remember that 5-6 years back i have noticed my smiley sponge ball going into a place it cannot go to.Do you think it may have gone through the wall ?
 

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ok i read about that quantum mechanics article about how macroscopic objects have a extremely low probability of passing through a wall.Now i very clearly remember that 5-6 years back i have noticed my smiley sponge ball going into a place it cannot go to.Do you think it may have gone through the wall ?
No, I absolutely do not. The fact that something is mathematically possible does not mean it will happen. You misunderstand the concept, in this context, of "extremely low".
 
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Extremely low as in Michael Jackson coming back from the dead and giving you the winning Powerball numbers for the next 10 drawings would be more likely. :oldwink:
 
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As you can tell, the answer is no :)
 
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