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The odds are 1 out of 14 (7.2%) that a car accident in the United States is a result of a distraction caused by a cell phone. - San Diego Union, 9/27/08

The odds are 1 out of 30 (3.3%) that a human death in 2007 was a direct result of alcohol. - Medical News Today, 9/1/08

The odds are 1 out of 9 (11.7%) that a human death in 2007 in Alaska was a direct result of alcohol. - Medical News Today, 9/1/08

The odds are 1 out of 10,000 (.01%) that you're over 100 years old. - New England Centenarian Study, 8/29/08

The odds are 1 out of 2 (58%) that you have had to borrow money from a friend or relative in the past year to meet expenses. - Time Magazine, 7/28/08

The odds are 1 out of 27,000 (.0037%) that you will die on the job this year. - Forbes.com, 8/30/08

The odds are 1 out of 1,500 (.067%) that you will die on the job this year if you're an aircraft pilot or flight engineer. - Forbes.com, 8/30/08

The odds are 1 out of 900 (.112%) that you will die on the job this year if you're a commercial fisherman. - Forbes.com, 8/30/08

The odds are 1 out of 5,552 (.02%) that you will die in a plane crash. - The Week Magazine, 8/8/08

The odds are 1 out of 4 (22%) that you, as an American adult, are very worried about being able to pay your rent or mortgage (in July 2008)- Time Magazine, 7/28/08

The odds are 1 out of 3 (38%) that if you have a baby in America this year, it will be out--of-wedlock. - The Week Magazine, 6/27/08

The odds are 1 out of 4 (26%) that you have genital herpes (if you're an adult that lives in New York City). - Yahoo! News, 6/10/08

The odds are 3 out of 4 (75%) that you strongly crave unusual foods, if you are a pregnant woman. If you do suffer from those cravings, the odds are 1 out of 6 that you crave chewing on coal. - The Week Magazine, 5/16/08

The odds are 1 out of 100 (0.7%) that you are drunk right now. - San Diego Union, 4/29/08

The odds are 1 out of 230 (.43%) that you are legally blind. - The Week Magazine, 3/28/08

The odds are 1 out of 23,483 (.00425%) that you will be wrongly declared dead this year as a result of a data entry error by the U. S. Social Security Department staff. - San Diego Union, 3/20/08

The odds are 1 out of 3 (33%) that you have fallen asleep or have felt very sleepy at work in the last month. - EWeek Magazine, 3/17/08

The odds are 8 out of 10 (80%) that you occasionally suffer from back pain that is severe enough to limit your activity at some point during your life. - Wired Magazine, 2/08

The odds are 1 out of 3 (33%) that (if you have a baby this year in America) it will be delivered by Caesarean Section. - Newsweek, 1/28/08

The odds are 1 out of 138 (.725%) that you have complained that airlines have mishandled or lost your baggage. - Wired Magazine, 2/08

The odds are 1 out of 4,615 (.0216%) that you were injured last year opening a plastic "clamshell" package. - Wired Magazine, 2/08

(all facts assume the reader is an American)
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