A stock analyst and a Wall Street broker went to the races…

A stock analyst and a Wall Street broker went to the races. The broker suggested to bet $10,000 on a horse. The analyst was sceptical, saying that he wanted first to understand the rules, to look on horses, etc. The broker whispered that he knew a secret algorithm for the success, but he could not convince the analyst.
You are too theoretical, he said and bet on a horse. Surely, that horse came first bringing him a lot of money. Triumphantly, he exclaimed: I told you, I knew the secret!
What is your secret? the analyst asked.
It is rather easy. I have two kids, three and five year old. I sum up their ages and I bet on number nine.
But, three and five is eight, the analyst protested.
I told you, you are too theoretical! the broker replied, Haven’t I just shown experimentally that my calculation is correct?!

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