A blog I sometimes frequent had a letter sent to it that noted that, for some bizarre reason, the Washington Post has a way to sort Congressional votes based on the Congresscritter’s astrological sign.
Doing so reveals something mildly interesting: of the 432 members of Congress, an oddly high number (55) are Cancers, as opposed to only 24 Tauruses.
According to the blog, there aren’t enough births in the Cancer months over the other signs to account for this large a difference. Barring the obvious jokes about Cancer and Congress, how likely is such a distribution, probability-wise, assuming that this is just a random occurrance? Can anyone think of any factor that might have nudged things towards this result?