1-in-60,000 Odds Of Being Killed By A Tornado

January 19, 2012 by staff 

1-in-60,000 Odds Of Being Killed By A Tornado, Before we roll the dice, it’s nice to know what our chances of winning are.

The same holds true about other things in life. What about your chances of having something happen to you when you walk out the door?

It’s interesting to hear about the likelihood of things happening, and deciding whether or not to make decisions based upon those odds.

Lightning Strikes
The odds of being struck by lightning in the average person’s lifetime: 1 in 6,250, odds per year are 1 in 500,000. A U.S. National Park Ranger, Roy Sullivan, was struck by lightning a record 7 times. Don’t want to get struck by lightning? Stay indoors when it storms.

Meteorite Hits
The odds of being killed by a meteorite are 1 in 700,000. Gerrit Blank, a teenager in Germany was hit by a meteorite and actually survived. If you happen to catch a falling meteorite it might be worth money. They are sometimes auctioned off.

Plane Crash
In a given year, your odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 10,790,000. I’d say airplane travel is a fairly safe endeavor.

Shark Attack
A person’s chance of getting attacked by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million. The odds of getting killed by a shark are less than 1 in 264.1 million. Pretty sure if you stay out of the water, your odds drop to 0.

Royal Flush
The odds of drawing a royal flush in a card game are 1 in 649,740.

Winning the Lottery
The chances of winning the Mega Millions drawing are 1 in 175,700,000. The odds of winning the Powerball Jackpot are 1 in 195,200,000.

Car Accident
The odds of being involved in a fatal car crash in a person’s lifetime are 1 in 84. I’m staying away from anything with wheels…

Four-Leaf Clover
The chances of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000. You have a better chance of getting killing in a car accident.

Pearl in an Oyster
The odds of finding a pearl in an oyster are 1 in 12,000.

Giving Birth to Twins
The chances of giving birth to twins are 1 in 31.1. Look out Trisha, the odds are even better for twins than for the car accident.

Killer Tornados
The odds of being killed by a tornado are 1 in 60,000.

Those fatal car wreck odds really bother me. I’m sure I know 84 people. Who will be the one?

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