Time to start tweeting!"The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto is sponsoring a Twitter contest called “The Normal Curve”. The contest is being held in recognition of the Institute’s 20th anniversary and the International Year of Statistics. In this unique contest, the Institute poses this question to the world: “What would the world be like if the normal curve was not discovered?” To enter, tweet your answer to the question using the hashtag #WithoutTheCurve for a chance to win one of three autographed copies of Jeffrey Rosenthal’s bestselling book, Struck by Lightning. Submissions for The Normal Curve contest will be accepted beginning September 25 at 12:01a.m. EST. To be eligible for the contest, submissions must be submitted by Twitter, tagged as #WithoutTheCurve and address the contest question. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST October 15. The top entries selected by volunteers at the Fields Institute’s MathEd forum will be entered into a pool for the drawing the prizes. Winners will be randomly selected for the three prizes. Winners will be announced by the end of October. The contest is open to users internationally. Submissions not in English may be translated using Google Translate if there is no one on the judging panel who can translate the tweet."
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