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Maybe the air because of the Radon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radon#Domestic-level_exposure
That banana is a real radiator!
Yes, it is a statistical average in the sense that the measured half life will approach a single value of a true half life if you do lots of measurements. In other words, if you did the experiment many, many times you would find that on average you had 4 particles left after a half-life had passed. For any individual experiment, the results would vary. ...
Half life is, by definition, the amount of time until half of an infinitely large sample would decay. That's precisely equivalent (according to the frequentist interpretation of probability, if that matters to you) to the time until an individual particle's probability of decay reaches one half. The half life is a theoretical quantity that doesn't depend on ...
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