miss: 78 and 426

miss: 285 and 74

miss: 117 and 162

miss: 499 and 435

miss: 418 and 157

miss: 189 and 152

miss: 272 and 146

miss: 219 and 413

miss: 496 and 37

miss: 31 and 3

miss: 221 and 376

miss: 12 and 213

miss: 32 and 349

miss: 274 and 170

miss: 460 and 254

miss: 3 and 38

miss: 179 and 289

miss: 112 and 297

miss: 451 and 110

miss: 231 and 369

miss: 268 and 420

miss: 21 and 40

miss: 66 and 240

miss: 454 and 61

miss: 278 and 485

miss: 64 and 500

miss: 360 and 77

miss: 213 and 393

miss: 427 and 487

miss: 63 and 386

miss: 241 and 66

miss: 424 and 420

miss: 355 and 36

miss: 216 and 306

miss: 147 and 448

miss: 175 and 415

miss: 368 and 196

miss: 455 and 434

miss: 436 and 408

miss: 495 and 214

miss: 393 and 59

miss: 214 and 252

miss: 136 and 427

miss: 145 and 63

miss: 413 and 208

miss: 450 and 153

miss: 275 and 373

miss: 73 and 129

miss: 410 and 290

miss: 436 and 56

miss: 237 and 110

miss: 472 and 105

miss: 306 and 427

miss: 38 and 242

miss: 335 and 32

miss: 456 and 227

miss: 92 and 170

miss: 480 and 229

miss: 96 and 125

miss: 292 and 9

miss: 333 and 241

miss: 162 and 107

miss: 114 and 236

miss: 237 and 23

miss: 26 and 173

miss: 80 and 264

miss: 283 and 52

miss: 369 and 88

miss: 479 and 407

miss: 331 and 314

miss: 440 and 287

miss: 41 and 32

miss: 457 and 20

miss: 261 and 52

miss: 145 and 52

miss: 61 and 479

miss: 293 and 224

miss: 86 and 407

miss: 461 and 323

miss: 431 and 487

miss: 496 and 11

miss: 250 and 279

miss: 63 and 118

miss: 368 and 42

miss: 25 and 198

miss: 357 and 466

miss: 485 and 398

miss: 498 and 442

miss: 418 and 258

miss: 494 and 63

miss: 310 and 55

miss: 41 and 103

miss: 279 and 128

miss: 10 and 239

miss: 452 and 441

miss: 225 and 448

miss: 453 and 476

miss: 226 and 15

Two random numbers generated between 0-500 until they match.

Such is the explanation of the origin of life. Among the chemical combinations formed in the course of geological evolution under the influence of cosmic forces, some had the properties required for sustaining life. It was in this way that the simplest biological units started their existence. Life, which evolved into ever more complex structures, was nature's substitute for directly bred computers. Yet it was more than a substitute: it was a road—a winding road, yet one which despite all errors and hazards, crises and catastrophes, arrived at last at its destination.

—Olof Johannesson, The End of Man? (1966)


match: 93 (after 99 iterations)
  • this script has run 15,141 times since 2-27-2006
  • there have been 7,650,749 total iterations
  • the average number of iterations before a match is 505
  • the greatest number of iterations before a match is 5,824

matches on first iteration:

  • the number 348 made a match-on-one on 07-10-2019 after 15,020 visits at 7,588,682 total iterations
  • the number 392 made a match-on-one on 01-25-2019 after 14,286 visits at 7,216,150 total iterations
  • the number 421 made a match-on-one on 01-23-2019 after 14,239 visits at 7,187,442 total iterations
  • the number 245 made a match-on-one on 01-18-2019 after 13,983 visits at 7,058,220 total iterations
  • the number 252 made a match-on-one on 01-13-2019 after 13,720 visits at 6,920,002 total iterations
  • the number 5 made a match-on-one on 11-19-2018 after 12,258 visits at 6,204,859 total iterations
  • the number 262 made a match-on-one on 07-03-2018 after 11,675 visits at 5,900,525 total iterations
  • the number 90 made a match-on-one on 03-30-2018 after 11,434 visits at 5,781,865 total iterations
  • the number 357 made a match-on-one on 05-15-2016 after 9,936 visits at 5,024,340 total iterations
  • the number 57 made a match-on-one on 03-21-2015 after 9,015 visits at 4,549,839 total iterations
  • the number 354 made a match-on-one on 02-13-2014 after 8,015 visits at 4,023,046 total iterations
  • the number 493 made a match-on-one on 02-01-2014 after 7,960 visits at 3,991,866 total iterations
  • the number 265 made a match-on-one on 11-25-2013 after 7,704 visits at 3,854,963 total iterations
  • the number 196 made a match-on-one on 03-08-2013 after 6,798 visits at 3,428,228 total iterations
  • the number 84 made a match-on-one on 01-30-2013 after 6,660 visits at 3,366,118 total iterations
  • the number 435 made a match-on-one on 02-28-2007 after 5,764 visits at 2,912,389 total iterations
  • the number 20 made a match-on-one on 08-23-2006 after 3,747 visits at 1,870,597 total iterations
  • the number 182 made a match-on-one on 07-15-2006 after 2,964 visits at 1,468,669 total iterations
  • the number 238 made a match-on-one on 07-06-2006 after 2,899 visits at 1,439,278 total iterations
  • the number 431 made a match-on-one on 07-06-2006 after 2,897 visits at 1,438,805 total iterations
  • the number 124 made a match-on-one on 05-22-2006 after 2,113 visits at 1,060,901 total iterations
  • the number 311 made a match-on-one on 03-21-2006 after 630 visits at 315,436 total iterations
  • the number 250 made a match-on-one on 03-20-2006 after 590 visits at 295,537 total iterations
  • none when NED began counting on 2-27-2006

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