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The odds are 1 out of 2 (50%) that if you're a smoker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you will continue to smoke. - USAToday, 11/27/05

The odds are 2 out of 5 (38%) that if you called in sick (in 2004), you weren't actually sick. - Chicago Tribune, 9/25/05

The odds are 1 out of 340,734 (.000293%) that a person will die in a fireworks accident. - National Safety Council, 8/06

The odds are 1 out of 2 (54%) that you've been caught picking your nose while driving, if you're a man. - Stuff Magazine, 5/06

The odds are 1 out of 4 (25%) that if you played in the 2005 Super Bowl, you weighed 300 pounds or more. Twenty years ago, there were only a total of five NFL players who weighed 300 pounds. - Miami Herald, 2/1/05

The odds are 1 out of 9 (10.65%) that, if you're an American, you bought an iPod in 2005. - Blender Magazine, 4/06

The odds are 1 out of 5 (20%) that if you're eating out, your restaurant meal is purchased from a car. - Life Magazine, 3/10/06

The odds are 4 out of 9 (44%) that if you're a federal employee, you're eligible to retire within five years. - Time Magazine, 12/12/05

The odds are 1 out of 4,666 (.0021432%) that you will be sued by the RIAA for illegal filesharing. - Blender Magazine, 4/06

The odds are 1 out of 6 (16%) that if you're an adult living in Arizona, you have been the victim of identity theft sometime in the past five years. - Network World, 6/5/06

The odds are 1 out of 5 (20%) that you will "happily" interrupt a business or social meeting to respond to a telephone call or e-mail message. - Discover Magazine, 8/05

The odds are 9 out of 10 (91%) that 91% you have a living grandmother, if you're a 20 year old. A century ago, only 83% of 20-year-olds had a living mother, much less a living grandmother. - Los Angeles Daily News, 7/16/05

The odds are 1 out of 1275 (.0783%) that you will be hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury this year. - Discovery Magazine, 6/06

The odds are 1 out of 5 (20%) that you believe the best way to get rich is to win the lottery. - Yahoo News, 1/9/06

The odds are 1 out of 200 (.5%) that you will turn up missing this year, if you're an Alaskan. - Boston Globe, 3/13/05

The odds are 4 out of 5 (80%) that if you're in a car accident, it involves drivers who are either drowsy or distracted by such activities as chatting on cell phones, eating, or putting on makeup. - Washington Post, 4/20/06

The odds are 9 out of 9 (100%) that the winning quarterback in Super Bowl 6 through Super Bowl 14 wore the jersey number 12. - Sporting News, 3/17/06

The odds are 1 out of 4 (25%) that if you own a PDA, you have lost it at least once. - USA Today, 3/28/05

The odds are 1 out of 6 (18%) that you will mow your lawn this weekend. - US News and World Report, 5/16/05

(all facts assume the reader is an American)
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