1. Originally Posted by Paul Drye
Nope, one in sixteen. Getting five sons in a row would be "flipping tails five times in a row" too, so 2 in 32 i.e., 1 in 16.
Why 2 out of 32? It's definitely 1 / (2^5) = 1/32. Let's do it the "stupid way" by writing out all possibilities:

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8  FFSSS
9  FSFFF
10 FSFFS
11 FSFSF
12 FSFSS
13 FSSFF
14 FSSFS
15 FSSSF
16 FSSSS
17 SFFFF
18 SFFFS
19 SFFSF
20 SFFSS
21 SFSFF
22 SFSFS
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2. Originally Posted by Paul Drye
Nope, one in sixteen. Getting five sons in a row would be "flipping tails five times in a row" too, so 2 in 32 i.e., 1 in 16.
This would be odds for all children having same gender. (There is slight difference.)

Edit, wait, he is right, I am being stupid here.

3. Originally Posted by Minchandre
Why 2 out of 32? It's definitely 1 / (2^5) = 1/32. Let's do it the "stupid way" by writing out all possibilities:
Um, yes, that's exactly what I mean. There's thirty-two permutations. Permutation one has five daughters. Permutation two has five sons. Two permutations out of thirty-two have the kids all the same. 2/32 = 1/16.

4. But no ones talking about having all kids the same, just having 5 daughters. So 1/32

5. Originally Posted by flame7926
But no ones talking about having all kids the same, just having 5 daughters. So 1/32
No-one's talking about having five daughters -- the OP question was "what are the odds of flipping tails five times in a row", which I answered. If it were "What are the odds of the first five flips of a coin being tails", it's 1 in 32, which is what the others are mistakenly answering. If it's just "five times in a row", you get the first one for free, so to speak, since the run starts with a tail by definition and has a 100% chance, not 50% like people often assume.

6. 3.125%

7. Back to screenshots sounds like the best thing to do.

8. Yeah, uhm...where can sue for custody?

9. Originally Posted by Paul Drye
No-one's talking about having five daughters -- the OP question was "what are the odds of flipping tails five times in a row", which I answered. If it were "What are the odds of the first five flips of a coin being tails", it's 1 in 32, which is what the others are mistakenly answering. If it's just "five times in a row", you get the first one for free, so to speak, since the run starts with a tail by definition and has a 100% chance, not 50% like people often assume.
Yeah, good point. You gotta flip a daughter first for the chance of a second probability of the same.
If you flipped a boy first then it would be the same (doh) but is the question different if we say "same gender" starting with 0 children?

10. Turns out King Arthur wasn't just a legend. He doesn't look how I'd except though...

11. Originally Posted by xnao
What makes this more hilarious is before him there was a pope Hilarius I

12. Originally Posted by JackTheRipper21
What makes this more hilarious is before him there was a pope Hilarius I
Yeah, he looks like a barrel of laughs. No doubt he'll be succeeded by a few guys named Simplicius with a DIP rating of 5 so your bishops pay you lots of gold.

13. Please help me with this. I am playing as Duke of Holland and occupied half of Ireland, Wales and some east europian counties.
Duke is Dutch and his wife is Bohemian. Why the hell is the heir irish? Please can somebody explain this?

14. Originally Posted by wuwu
Please help me with this. I am playing as Duke of Holland and occupied half of Ireland, Wales and some east europian counties.
Duke is Dutch and his wife is Bohemian. Why the hell is the heir irish? Please can somebody explain this?

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You let your heir be educated by an Irishman/women. There's a chance that your child will adopt the culture of the educator.

15. noooo I was so careless. Never thought about that...

16. Pieter MacFloris Awesome

17. Never seen this before.

He only owns a small bishopric in Blois.

18. Not as strange as some other screens on here, but I definitely enjoyed this particular Duke-turned-King.

I would like to know how he managed to 'Misplace' the food of his army. Must have been a feat to pull off.

Like create the Kingdom of Portugal. Only a madman would do such a thing!

You're ALL responsible for my problems! Maybe I should execute you all, then no one can hurt me!

19. Originally Posted by xcrissxcrossx
Never seen this before.

He only owns a small bishopric in Blois.
A couple of possibilities: first, archbishops do get the in this case "Desires the Kingdom of France" malus with their liege. Second, the son of a king does get a claim on the kingdom, though I don't usually see landed clerics pressing their claims. Maybe if things get really bad, and France in your game looks pretty messed up.