|"Never tell me the odds!"-Han Solo
||[Nov. 21st, 2010|07:35 pm]
Laura likes to look at the odds of winning contests, lotteries etc. |
I like chocolate milk.
Last night these two hobbies collided.
Beatrice, the dairy giant, in Canada has a new contest "GETALOADOFMILK.CA"
The odds of winning a ten thousand dollar prize are: 8 in 10,000,000,000,000,000.
For those of you who aren't number freaks (I'm looking at you Jerry Han) that's eight chances in a quadrillion! Sorry. My mistake that's eight chances in TEN quadrillion! Silly me!
But Craig, it could still happen, right? Well let's see...
Here are some handy comparative odds.
Odds of being on plane with a drunken pilot: 117 to 1
Odds of dating a millionaire: 215 to 1.
Odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field, as calculated by C-3P0 approximately 3,720 to 1.
Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1.
Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1.
Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1.
Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1
Odds of becoming president of the United States (open to Americans only) : 10,000,000 to 1.
Odds off dying from a mountain lion attack in California: 1 in 32,000,000
Odds of contracting mad cow disease (unless you are Denny Crane) 1 in 40,000,000.
Odds of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000.
Odds of being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 500,000,000 to 1.
Odds of a meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1.
Odds of winning getaloadofmilk.ca.-8 in 10,000,000,000,000,000.
Good lucks folks!