Stephanie Glen gives us examples of where specific probability distributions appear naturally:

If you’re in the beginning stages of your data science credential journey, you’re either about to take (or have taken) a probability class. As part of that class, you’re introduced to

several different probability distributions, like the binomial distribution, geometric distribution and uniform distribution. You might be tempted to skip over some elementary topics and just scrape by with a bare pass. Because, let’s face it–the way probability is taught (with dice rolls and cards) is far removed from the glamor of data science. You may be wondering

When am I ever going to calculate the probability of five die rolls in a row in real life?

Click through for the answer and for a chart provides different scenarios for real-world probability distributions.