Before you dive in, you should know that a number of factors affect the real odds of something, most especially your specific behavior. A surfer has a greater likelihood of being attacked by a shark than someone who never goes into the water. That being said, we rounded up some interesting general stats.
Turns out, cancer is only something that happens to someone else for 50 percent of us.
Serious crimes include things like murder, assault, robbery and rape.
Given the stats on becoming a billionaire or winning the lotto, which we cover later, this is pretty good news.
We wish this one would switch places with some others on the list. As Charlie Brown would say, “good grief!”
With a designated driver, your chances are zero! Way better odds.
This means that if you follow 1,000 people on Twitter, one or two of them were probably born with an extra appendage.
We tend to think of injuries as minor, but they can be deadly.
If you text while driving, you increase you chances by six times — the same as driving after four beers.
Keep in mind, though, your odds are zero if you aren’t in the industry.
Given how hard it is to shuck an oyster, we hardly think it’s worth it.
We were hoping for the odds of marrying a pro athlete, but this will do.
From our research, it seems this stat must be related to legal blindness, rather than total blindness, but consider whether it’s worth the risk.
We'd venture a guess that these stats don't hold up when Leo DiCaprio is your competition. On the bright side, someone finally managed to take Adam Levine out of the equation.
Not too bad as compared to cars... or bikes, on which you have a 1 in 4,147 chance of dying.
About 66 percent of those occur on the Fourth of July.
Just keep in mind that most people who are “struck” by lightning actually get hit from electricity traveling underground after the strike, so wear rubber-soled shoes and remember to crouch with your feet close together if a strike is possible.
Just keep in mind that some of the stats below show you how unlikely it is to become one by accident.
Considering the president is only elected every four years and may serve two terms, those ain’t bad odds.
Not even close to the animal that kills the most people per year.
Shark Week will never be the same.
You’re better off betting a financial-savvy-challenged friend a grand on a real game.
At least you can still be president, right?
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