Today’s word is “finite.”
As you know, I enjoy a game of darts.
I’m using data in previous posts for this.
The number sequence on a dartboard was designed by Brian Gamlin, a carpenter from Bury in Lancashire, in 1896. The idea was to develop the skill of hitting a high score rather than flukes and lucky shots (hence low numbers either side of the highest).
The left hand side of the board is recommended for beginners as there is more chance of a higher score. This is also referred to as The Married Man’s side, as it’s believed married men always play safe!
But this is the clincher, the finite number of 2,432,902,008,176,640,000 different possible arrangements of the 20 segments on a standard dartboard so it is perhaps a little surprising that Gamlin’s arrangement of the numbers is almost perfect.
Source, including score image, Patrick Chaplin