I like odds. And statistics. Well, not really statistics. Does anyone like statistics besides statisticians?
I found the following odds ever so pleasing.
You have a one in 6,000 chance of injuring yourself every time you shave.
Your odds of becoming a professional athlete are the same as the odds of your parachute not opening up while skydiving.
Your odds of winning the lotto are the same as meeting and befriending George Clooney.
If you are between the ages of 20-30 you have an 86% chance of getting married.
If you are between the ages of 30-40 you have a 74% chance of getting married.
If you are in your 40's you have a 40% chance of getting married.
If you are in your 50's and single, you are more likely to be attacked by a terrorist than get married.
If you are a girl and have a close guy friend, he is twice as more likely to fall for you and want to date you than you are to fall for and want to date him.
And most importantly ... you have a one in 10,000 chance of being injured by your toilet.
Have any of you actually been injured by your toilet? If so, the rest of us are dying to know, so please share!
My apologies to anyone out there who thought this post was going to be about The Hunger Games. I hear the odds of surviving that are one in 24 ... unless your name is Katniss.
And with that, I am outta here.
Original post date: April 29, 2009