This is an interview with David Hand, the author of a new book, The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles and Rare Events Happen Every Day. The discussion raises the issue of events that seem highly improbable based on a simple probability calculation, but which nevertheless, are not that uncommon.
Why Coincidences, Miracles And Rare Events Happen Every Day. Forbes. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnnavin/2014/02/18/why-coincidences-miracles-and-rare-events-happen-every-day/.