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VCURamFan 11-28-2012 03:41 PM

In honor of the Powerball Drawing tonight
 
Just thought I'd share some of the "you're more likely to ______ than win the lottery". This is an amalgamation of different articles. I've tried to cut out the boring ones & only include the funny/crazy ones.
  1. You are 10,336 times more likely to be born albino
  2. You are 24 times more likely to be executed in the U.S.
  3. And 3 times more likely to be put on death row and then exonerated
  4. You are 3,514,230 times more likely to be smart enough to be in Mensa
  5. Death by Vending Machine
    Odds: 1 in 112 million
    On average, two people in the U.S. are crushed to death underneath vending machines each year. Please snack responsibly.
  6. Dying in an Airline-Related Terrorist Attack
    Odds: 1 in 25 million
    No one has died in an airplane-related terrorist attack since 9/11. The pat-downs of elderly people and toddlers are really paying off.
  7. Having Identical Quadruplets
    Odds: 1 in 15 million
    Identical quadruplets would be adorable, but you wouldn’t be able to support them because you probably won’t win the lottery…
  8. Dying From Being Left-Handed
    Odds: 1 in 4.4 million
    It’s a right-handed world. Apparently, a fair number of left-handed people die each year from using right-handed products incorrectly.
  9. Death by Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    Odds: 1 in 1 million
    Not as rare as one would hope, but there are worse ways to die. Maybe.
  10. Dying in an Asteroid Apocalypse
    Odds: 1 in 12,500
    The good news is that this will probably never happen. That is, until the year 2040, when it’s totally going to happen!
  11. Being Canonized You're almost 9 times more likely to be canonized. A boy can dream.
    Odds: 20,000,000 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  12. Dating a supermodel You're 2,000 times more likely to be currently dating a supermodel. So you're saying I have a chance?
    Odds: 88,000 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  13. Finding a four leaf clover You're 176,000 times more likely to find a four leaf clover on your first try. If you were wondering what the exact definition was for "luck of the Irish," here you go.
    Odds:10,000 to 1http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  14. Winning an Academy Award You're 15,000 times more likely to win an academy award. Odds they like you? They really like you? Much, much worse.
    Odds: 11,500 to 1http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  15. Dating a Millionaire You're 818,600 times more likely to date a millionaire. And millions of college students wondering how they're going to pay off their student loans breath a sigh of relief.
    Odds: 215 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  16. Losing an appendage to a chainsaw You're 39,426 times more likely to be seriously injured by a chainsaw. I keep writing my congressman about those outdated chainsaw control laws. When will they ever listen?
    Odds: 4,464 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D

  17. Dying by ignition or melting of nightwear: 1 in 397,000
  18. Dying from contact with a venomous snake or lizard: 1 in 1,874,034
  19. Making two holes-in-one in one round of golf: 1-in-67 million

County Mike 11-28-2012 05:30 PM

The tax for people who are bad at math.

BradW 11-28-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by County Mike (Post 196621)
The tax for people who are bad at math.

its not about winning....its about the dream.

County Mike 11-28-2012 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BradW (Post 196626)
its not about winning....its about the dream.

That's true. It's worth a few bucks to sit and dream about what you'd do if you won. I just have a problem with people spending money they can't afford on lottery tickets. That's just a bad financial plan.

I'd even consider buying $5 worth if it was more convenient for me to get some.

kevint13 11-30-2012 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VCURamFan (Post 196618)
Just thought I'd share some of the "you're more likely to ______ than win the lottery". This is an amalgamation of different articles. I've tried to cut out the boring ones & only include the funny/crazy ones.
  1. You are 10,336 times more likely to be born albino
  2. You are 24 times more likely to be executed in the U.S.
  3. And 3 times more likely to be put on death row and then exonerated
  4. You are 3,514,230 times more likely to be smart enough to be in Mensa
  5. Death by Vending Machine
    Odds: 1 in 112 million
    On average, two people in the U.S. are crushed to death underneath vending machines each year. Please snack responsibly.
  6. Dying in an Airline-Related Terrorist Attack
    Odds: 1 in 25 million
    No one has died in an airplane-related terrorist attack since 9/11. The pat-downs of elderly people and toddlers are really paying off.
  7. Having Identical Quadruplets
    Odds: 1 in 15 million
    Identical quadruplets would be adorable, but you wouldn’t be able to support them because you probably won’t win the lottery…
  8. Dying From Being Left-Handed
    Odds: 1 in 4.4 million
    It’s a right-handed world. Apparently, a fair number of left-handed people die each year from using right-handed products incorrectly.
  9. Death by Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    Odds: 1 in 1 million
    Not as rare as one would hope, but there are worse ways to die. Maybe.
  10. Dying in an Asteroid Apocalypse
    Odds: 1 in 12,500
    The good news is that this will probably never happen. That is, until the year 2040, when it’s totally going to happen!
  11. Being Canonized You're almost 9 times more likely to be canonized. A boy can dream.
    Odds: 20,000,000 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  12. Dating a supermodel You're 2,000 times more likely to be currently dating a supermodel. So you're saying I have a chance?
    Odds: 88,000 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  13. Finding a four leaf clover You're 176,000 times more likely to find a four leaf clover on your first try. If you were wondering what the exact definition was for "luck of the Irish," here you go.
    Odds:10,000 to 1http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  14. Winning an Academy Award You're 15,000 times more likely to win an academy award. Odds they like you? They really like you? Much, much worse.
    Odds: 11,500 to 1http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  15. Dating a Millionaire You're 818,600 times more likely to date a millionaire. And millions of college students wondering how they're going to pay off their student loans breath a sigh of relief.
    Odds: 215 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D
  16. Losing an appendage to a chainsaw You're 39,426 times more likely to be seriously injured by a chainsaw. I keep writing my congressman about those outdated chainsaw control laws. When will they ever listen?
    Odds: 4,464 to 1 http://www.deseretnews.com/logo.gif?...3A542%7D%5D%7D

  17. Dying by ignition or melting of nightwear: 1 in 397,000
  18. Dying from contact with a venomous snake or lizard: 1 in 1,874,034
  19. Making two holes-in-one in one round of golf: 1-in-67 million

As Lloyd (Jim Carrey) said in Dumb and Dumber..."So you're telling me there's a chance"

MattHughesRocks 11-30-2012 10:32 AM

So did any of you guys win? I'm looking for a free ride :rolleyes:

County Mike 11-30-2012 12:57 PM

I didn't win the BIG prize but I was a winner.






Got that number 6 powerball. $4 baby!

MattHughesRocks 11-30-2012 02:30 PM

That buys a tall mocha and you get 25 cents back but I'd use it to buy more tickets :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by County Mike (Post 196648)
I didn't win the BIG prize but I was a winner.






Got that number 6 powerball. $4 baby!


rearnakedchoke 11-30-2012 02:36 PM

it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God


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