Although the chances of specific things happening in our lives are slim, there is some probability that such things may happen. For instance, many people purchase lottery tickets, although they know that winning the lottery is slim. Such people bank their hope in luck and believe that they may win the lottery. Besides, many people don’t like entertaining negative thoughts and always want to accommodate optimistic feelings. Here is a list and explanation of some other things that are unlikely to happen but not impossible.
Being struck by lightning
Many people think that the chances of being struck by lightning are so slim. However, globally, lightning kills many people. According to National Geographic, the chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000.
Being killed in a plane accident
The chances of being crushed by a plane are slim, 1 in 60 million. If the plane crashes, 95.7% of the individuals survive. When boarding the flight, be confident that you’ll reach safely.
If you’re about to deliver, you may be preparing for the newborn by buying various things like cribs and clothes. However, you may ask yourself whether there are chances that you may get twins. In the US, for instance, only 33 in 1000 births in 2017were twins. Although the chances of getting twins are slim, you can improve the probability by using fertility treatments.
Dying in a tornado
Chances of being killed by a storm largely depend on where you stay. According to the New York Times, the probability of being destroyed by a storm is 1 in 5 million. In case you own a mobile home, the likelihood is raised from 50 in 5 million. Overall, an average of 70 people can be killed by typhoons as per National Weather Service.
Winning the lottery
Although people think that winning in a lottery is slim, the chances depend on the type on the game you play and its odds. For instance, the odds of winning the $1 billion mega million in 2018 were 1 in 88 quadrillions. In the same year, winning Powerball’s $345 million was 1 in 292 million. Because big games have long odds, it’s advisable to go for small games if you want to win in the lotteries.
Being hit by a meteorite
According to NASA, the chance of being hit by a meteorite is 1 in 3,000. Because the earth is more significant than your head, the chances of being killed by a meteorite are higher.
Contracting Ebola in the US
The chances of getting an Ebola infection while in the US are 1 in 13.3 million. However, when you move to the epicenter of the disease, Monrovia, the odds of contracting the condition are 1 in 5000.
Gaining Massive Fortune
According to Investopedia, the chances of becoming the next Warren Buffet are 1 in 785,000. The Americans in the middle or upper class have slim chances of expanding their wealth to hit 340,000 yearly.
Becoming a saint
The odds of being canonized are 1 in 20 million. However, in case you want to join the rare club, you must become a pope.
The chance of being assessed is 1 in 175. However, because of the budget cuts, the odds of being audited are widening.