flip a coin

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Tribune News Network Doha Anima Gallery is running the exhibition 'Flip A Coin' by Ahmed Albahrani from January 15 to March 31.
"While it might seem implausible that anyone would come to such a website and flip a coin, much less follow the dictate of the coin toss, the results obtained speak to the contrary' Levitt reports, noting that more than 20,000 "coins" were flipped by participants during the yearlong study.
(Note that I can flip a coin and get the outcome I want every time - let's just say that I have to catch it and that's all I'll let on.)
Another experiment gave participants three options: keep the 5 dollars, give away the 5 dollars and trust the other person to share, or give the 5 dollars to the other person with the understanding that she would flip a coin to determine who would get the money.
Obama to flip a coin to decide what to do in Syria Following months of indecision and paralysis, the US administration today revealed an initiative for President Barack Obama to flip a coin to decide what course of action to take in Syria.
A WARWICKSHIRE pub is offering diners the chance to flip a coin for the chance to get their meal for free.
"We argued over it and called my mum who said to flip a coin. So that's what we did and how we decided who would donate."
Summary: Vitali Klitschko might have to flip a coin with his brother Wladimir to decide who fights Britain's David Haye.
VITALI Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Londonbased Pole Albert Sosnowski on May 29 - and then flip a coin with brother Wladimir to decide who fights Britain's David Haye.