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People have an odd view of odds. The recent Powerball mania, combined with October's "Bacon causes cancer" fiasco brought to mind a few oddities… (all odds are guestimates)…

Odds of being killed in a mass shooting: 1 in 12,000,000

Americans: "Woah, that could be me!"

Odds of dying in a terrorist attack: 1 in 20,000,000

Americans: "Woah, that could be me!"

Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338

Americans: "OMG! That could be me!"

Odds of getting cancer from bacon and processed meat: 1 in 100

Americans: "Nah, never happen to me. That's practically 0."

2016-01-13
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