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Item #: SCP-1822

Object Class: Euclid


Containment Procedures outdated, please see below.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1822 has been shown to uniformly permeate 100% of the observable universe, and therefore cannot be contained. Thankfully, SCP-1822 does not pose a significant risk to the public or Foundation operations. Therefore, containment efforts are to be focused on minimizing knowledge of the extent of SCP-1822's properties. Foundation agents stationed in various sites of interest such as places of academia, statistics and research laboratories are to monitor and report any findings that may lead to the discovery of SCP-1822's anomalous qualities.

Additionally, personnel who are involved with scientific publication of research related to SCP-1822 are to utilize subterfuge, disinformation campaigns and "data dredging"1 to minimize the amount of factual data that is released to the public.

Description: SCP-1822 is the designation for a set of anomalous empirical proofs derived from common laws and axioms of mathematical statistics, physics, and chemistry, including some power laws, Zipf's law, the Pareto principle, the Stefan–Boltzmann law, and the Rayleigh–Jeans law34 which show an unexplained proportionality between unrelated phenomena and present in large sets of data. SCP-1822 implies that 80.0:20.0 is universally constant throughout many seemingly random forms of probabilistic scenarios and qualia5, and therefore gives rise to predictable patterns of behavior in systems that should otherwise be highly variable. This has led to the establishment of the Kismet Probability, a measurement of the chance of positive outcome, a phenomenon known colloquially as "luck". To date, the Foundation has been actively trying to suppress knowledge of SCP-1822 for over two centuries. The first recorded knowledge of SCP-1822 that was confiscated was a set of Greek texts from ████ B.C.E., describing the nature of the anomaly and posits several theories into the origin of the phenomenon. SCP-1822 has no discernible source, although explorations into alternate realities reveal [DATA REDACTED, SEE BELOW].

Additional Materials

Addendum 1822.1: Interview Logs / Excerpts

Addendum 1822.2: Project Kismet Overview

Addendum 1822.3: Kismet Testing Logs

Incident Log 1822.1: On ██/██/████, during routine control testing using SCP-536, Jr. Researcher Edward Wilson reportedly accidentally dropped the device, fracturing the casing isolating the false vacuum inside. No effect was observed8, and the object was placed inside SCP-536 for continued testing. Over the next week, there were thirty-five reports of personnel involved in workplace accidents, seven containment breaches and an unknown number of equipment failures and data corruptions. Upon checking the device, SCP-1822's value revealed itself to be 54.5:45.5. Further attempts to modify this value have failed, and all testing involving SCP-1822 is currently suspended by the O5 Council.

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