Life expectancy is up–people are living longer than ever before. However, living to the age of 100 remains a remarkable and somewhat rare feat. What are the odds that you’ll live to age 100?
A growing number of Americans think of themselves as poor or “lower class.” Does perception match the reality? What are the odds of being poor in the U.S.?
What are the odds of life on another planet? Scientists calculate that 1 in 5 of the Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy have habitable planets, that’s at least 8.8 billion.
Deaths due to murder account for less than 1% of all deaths in the U.S., and the odds of being murdered are 1 in 18,989.
Left-handed people make up a small percentage of the population. Much about left-handedness remains a mystery.
2012 cases of West Nile virus in the U.S. have risen to their highest levels since 2003. So, just what are the odds of contracting West Nile virus?
“What are the odds of being struck by lightning?” It’s a classic question that deserves a second look.
Maybe it’s the thrill, or maybe it’s the dream of striking it rich or even just the possibility of securing a better future. In any case, every year, Americans spend roughly $58 billion on lottery tickets or about an average of $200 per person, but what are the odds of winning the lottery?
Taste blindness is an insensitivity to bitter and strong tastes. Discover the odds of being a nontaster and learn about taste blindness, diet & disease risk.