Monday, May 13, 2013

Airport Gumshoe

Another (disgusting) scatterplot of discarded chewing gum. This one around an airport parking lot trash bin. Although chewers have attempted to discard their gum in the bin, they have missed in many ways. Their deposits have missed to the left, to the right, they have fallen short of the bin, and perhaps even overshot it, although we can't see that in this image. The residues form a partially circular pattern of random scatter centered around the targeted trash bin. We've seen similar discards before, and the circular random pattern is common of normally distributed results that aim for a target and independently miss left or right or above or below the target.

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