Yes OF COURSE I am referring to "Obama" and "Osama". I find it incredulous that these two names pop up at this particular moment in history (ie '01-'11).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What are the odds? They are both unusual - in fact I have NEVER heard either of them before (but of course that says more about my Western culture I suppose).

Can it be mathematically "guesstimated" just how improbable it is that 2 names so close together like this pop up at exact same time in human history?

And when we look at the name "Hussein"... well surely that tips the odds into infinity???

I am not here to postulate anything, nor sprout any conspiracy theory. I am posting here in the "General Math" forum to find out if the odds can actually be calculated.

I want some SCIENCE here, not speculation. Thank you.

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# What are the ODDS of 2 globally-influentially surnames at same time, minus 1 letter?

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