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15 Unlikely Happenings - What Are The Odds? [Pic]

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15 Unlikely Happenings - What Are The Odds? [Pic]. You never know when a once-in-a-lifetime moment is going to happen. Keep buying Lotto, you never know!
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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25667 Posts
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:48:19 PM
@jamilworm: True, the 4-leaf clover is on a 'per clover basis`. I`ve found several over the decades

True, Antiques Roadshow just estimates the value, but finding out your big ugly painting is worth $400K = rich!
It really depends on what they consider "get rich" eh? 5K? 50K?? 100K???

jamilworm
Male, 18-29, Western US
 54 Posts
Monday, May 27, 2013 9:08:38 PM
Yeah this is kinda dumb because the event parameters aren't clear. Obviously the lotto one is only IF you buy a ticket, so an average person`s odds of winning are much less. For the clover - is it the odds of finding one in your lifetime, or the odds that if you pick one it will be four leafed?

Also correct me if I`m wrong but odds of getting rich at Antique Roadshow = 0. They don`t actually buy your antiques from you they just tell you what they are worth.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25667 Posts
Monday, May 27, 2013 8:28:29 PM
@Incubus_Inc: No. An 'asteroid` is any rock in outer space. Any rock that hits the Earth`s atmosphere is a `meteor` and if it hits the ground it`s a `meteorite`.

Note: Comets are completely different.

They forgot:Yarborough Which is a term from the card game Bridge. 1,827:1

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2608 Posts
Monday, May 27, 2013 5:25:46 PM
What comes after vigintillion or do we just say 80,658 vigintillion?

(haha, spellchecker doesn't even know that word).

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 961 Posts
Monday, May 27, 2013 9:19:33 AM
Corydoras - I would think that asteroid implies that the object strikes at near full size, otherwise wouldn't it be meteoroid?

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