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« Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 34. | WILLisms.com | 300,000 Visits. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 238 -- "Chance."

What Are The Odds?-

Try your luck at this recent Jeopardy category, some fun facts and figures...

Chance, $200:
Answer
- The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Administration says the chance of this happening to you in a given year is 1 in 240,000.

Chance, $400:
Answer
- A random group must contain 23 people for there to be an over 50% chance that 2 of them will have the same one of these.

Chance, $600:
Answer
- In this 12-state lottery selling "Mega Jackpots Mega Fun", your chance at the top prize is 1 in 175,711,536.

Chance, $800:
Answer
- There's a 1 in 10,000 chance of being born with situs inversus with dextrocardia, dextrocardia meaning this.

Chance, $1,000:
Answer
- The 2 main types of object whose danger is gauged on the Torino Scale; a 3 means a 1% chance of destructive impact.

SEE THE EXTENDED ENTRY FOR THE "QUESTIONS" TO THESE ANSWERS (Click the red "Read More" below).


Source:
Jeopardy (with the help of TiVo).


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: The Bush Economy.

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Chance, $200:
Question
- What is getting struck by lightning?

Chance, $400:
Question
- What is a birthday?

Chance, $600:
Question
- What is Mega Millions?

Chance, $800:
Question
- What is your heart on the right side?

Chance, $1,000:
Question
- What are comets and asteroids?

Posted by Will Franklin · 7 December 2005 03:41 PM

Comments

Ooh, $2400. Where do I collect?

Posted by: papa at December 7, 2005 08:15 PM

OK, without looking...

$200 - What is drowning?
$400 - What is a birthday?
$600 - What is Mega Millions?
$800 - drat. Something to do with the heart. Pass.
$1000 - I'm a coconut head. Pass. I'll take the $1200. (Buk-brawwwwk!)

Crap! I'd have gotten that last one right, too...

Posted by: Nightfly at December 7, 2005 10:01 PM