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Flip a coin (coin flipping) -- everything about it
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:05:42 AM »

Everything about the coin flipping (coin tossing; heads or tails)

"Tossing a coin" By Ipipipourax - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14758687

Probably all of you saw it at least once till now. And you call it in different way: flip a coin, coin flip, heads or tails, flip coin, coin toss. It (coin flipping, coin tossing, or heads or tails) is the practice of throwing a coin in the air and checking which side is showing when it lands to choose between 2 alternatives, sometimes to resolve a dispute between two parties. (It is a form of sortition which inherently has only two possible and equally likely outcomes.) More about it in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_flipping.

"Tossed coin" By Филип Романски - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24651442

Online flip coin generator

Yes, there are many online flip coin generators. I like this flip coin generator: https://www.random.org/coins/. It allows you to flip virtual coins and the randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs.

How to say "coin flipping" in other languages

In other languages (non-English):

  • Spanish: Cara o cruz
  • German: Münzwurf
  • Russian: Подбрасывание монеты
  • French: Pile ou face
  • Japanese: コイントス
  • Korean: 동전 던지기
  • Turkish: Yazı tura
  • Greek: Κορώνα ή γράμματα
  • Finnish: Kolikon heittäminen
  • Swedish: Slantsingling
  • Dutch: Kruis of munt
  • Chinese:  抛硬币

More about the coins: https://www.britannica.com/topic/coin.
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Re: Flip a coin (coin flipping) -- everything about it
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 02:33:31 AM »
 Adding one -- 13. Bulgarian - "Хвърляне на монета" ("Ези или тура").
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