While experimenting with the Park-Miller RNG, I noticed some unusual behavior. First, for typical small seed values (1, 2, 3, etc.), the first generated number is very small. Second, the eight and ninth generated numbers are always very close to each other. A solution to this undesirable behavior is to burn away 20 or so initial generated values. I searched the Internet and couldn’t find much information on the undesirable behavior of the Park-Miller algorithm.