Hangman strategy

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You may have seen that story about “jazz” being the hardest Hangman word. Personally, I always figure that such a short word is hardly fair, but I’m not that good at Hangman. The inside story of how they figured out the hardest words is kind of interesting – it involves a guy writing a Mathematica Demonstration to play Hangman and his daughter getting annoyed at never being able to beat the computer and its dictionary.

(via Chad Orzel)