Odds of single vote deciding election: 1 in 60M
WASHINGTON – Voting for president and having your ballot be the deciding one cast — statistically, that is like trying to hit the lottery. The odds for the average person are 60 million to 1 against it, a study shows.
In some states, the odds of being the vote that tips the election to your candidate are much better. In others they are astronomically worse.
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That is a good question to ask if you are planning a trip. A good source is the NTSB website. They have tables full of Statistics so I will try to summarize it. It is also good info on crash investigations and has reported findings that make for some good information—although it might scare some people away from flying.
Scheduled US Airlines Stats for 2006
25 Accidents with 2 fatal accidents out of 11,200,000 flights.
Total 50 fatalies
Accident rate per 100,000 is 0.223 or 0.018 for those with fatalies.
The chances of being attacked by a shark are very small compared to other animal attacks, natural disasters, and ocean-side dangers. Many more people drown in the ocean every year than are bitten by sharks. The few attacks that occur every year are an excellent indication that sharks do not feed on humans and that most attacks are simply due to mistaken identity.
What are the different types of shark attacks??
Provoked attacks are caused by humans touching sharks. Often this involves unhooking sharks or removing them from fishing nets. However, recently there have been a number of incidents involving divers who were attacked after grabbing or feeding a shark while underwater.
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The actual odds in the United States of America are; 244,000 to one of been struck by lightning in your lifetime. In fact they are a lot less than winning the lottery. So in case you are thinking you’re going to win the lottery for your retirement may I say to you; you are better off to save your money because the chance of you winning the lottery are over a million to one; whereas your chances of being struck by lightning are less than 250,000 to one. So consider this in 2006.