Sunday, March 16, 2008

That's Odd

You have a better chance, according to the National Safety Institute, of dying after your pajamas catch fire than you do at winning the Powerball jackpot. The odds of death by toasty PJs is 42 million to 1; of winning the Powerball is 146 million to 1.

The odds that:
A celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1

You will be killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1
Or drown in your bathtub: 685,000 to 1
Even of being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 500,000,000 to 1

How about catching a ball at a major league ballgame? 563 to 1
Striking it rich on Antiques Roadshow? 60,000 to 1

A meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1
Dying from parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000

It’s 1 out of 4,615 being injured opening a plastic "clamshell" package.
And 1 out of 10,000 getting injured by a toilet.
But only 1 out of 4,745 that you will die falling out of bed.

Ok, so they are odd odds. But stranger things have happened.


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