Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Bed 20,000 Different Women

On Tuesday, August 21st 2012, Wilt Chamberlain would have turned 76. The NBA superstar died in 1999, eight years after he claimed—in the book A View From Above—to have slept with 20,000 different women in his lifetime. In honor of his birthday, mental_floss takes a look at the validity of that claim through statistical analysis and inference based on Wilt’s schedule and preferences (hint: threesomes). [mental_floss]