Hey Amarillo, What Are The Odds?
I saw a story about an asteroid that NASA said may actually have a shot at hitting our wonderful blue marble that we call home. Before you look much into the Asteroid Bennu, they are looking at a time frame between now and 2300 and really the best chance is around 2182. I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure I won't be around. The odds are 1 in 1,750. So I got to thinking. I'm not much of a gambling man but those are still pretty remote. So what about other events? Things that might be more tangible in our lifetime and just because I'm that guy... In no particular order.
Catching a Foul Ball At A Sod Poodles Game
So you decided to head over to Hodgetown to catch a Sod Poodles or Sod Squad Game. with the crack of the bat a player hits one that goes foul... the odds you're gonna catch this one? 1 in 835. Catching a second one? 1 in 1 billion.
Congratulations! If you are reading this you already beat the odds! This one is astronomical first of all your parents had to meet and well... things had to work out. and even then your existence was a 1 in 5.5 trillion. fun fact there is a 1 in 1461 chance you could be born on leap day.
Dying in A Hurricane
Ok, Here in the Panhandle I'd say unless we had the mother of all hurricanes your odds of this happening are pretty much non existent, but if you were down on the coast getting your beach on... 1 in 62,000
Not Being Able to Read This Article
If you're reading this you're not the 1 in 7 who may not be able to read. although with literacy groups here in Amarillo like Story Bridge and the Imagination Library this is improving.
Bowling a Perfect Game
Ok, Maybe you're at Western Bowl or Cinergy... and you want to go for that perfect 300... you can there's a 1 in 11,500 chance you'll nail it.
Graduating from Amarillo College or WT within 6 Years of Starting
Here's one... college is expensive so you want to get it out of the way quick. Life happens. The odds of completing in 6 years or less is 2 out of 5 students..
Getting Your Car Stolen
Now here in Amarillo this one is one that we aren't so happy with. The odds are 1 in 250 your car will get stolen. 1 in 5 of those will be recovered and returned back to the owner. there's a few tips that might help you defy those odds. (Hint: Lock your car)
Winning the Lottery
Here's one. Becoming a lotto millionaire is tough, The Powerball is 1 in 292 million and Mega Millions isn't any better at 1 in 302 million. When you do win... you gotta tell Uncle Sam. He'll want his cut, and if not... you have a 1 in 220 chance of getting audited
Of all the odds, I hope the odds are good you'll share this with a friend!