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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 years ago

What does "a million flies can't be wrong" mean?

Is it, like, ironic?

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  • 9 years ago
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    It has a bit more to it: eat "feces", a million flies can't be wrong. It is saying that even if millions think something is good, that doesn't mean it is good.

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  • 9 years ago

    It means the majority is always right. If there are a million people doing/saying/believing something it must be correct. However it's ironic in that flies are kinda disgusting insects.

    The point is that the belief that even if something is wrong, if the majority is doing it is right is absurd.

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  • Um... How to explain it...

    So you know how that guy correctly predicted all of the lottery numbers - as they were being drawn, LIVE? How did he do that? Remember how he did it with a method called "average the crowd" or something? It turned out that the average of the predictions of the first number from a room full of people was the first number, and so on.

    Um, I think that it can also mean that the probability that either at least one fly has to be right in a million (which I didn't interpret it as)...

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