A laptop fell from a medical evacuation helicopter over the weekend, missing a boy in St. Cloud “by inches,” according to WCCO.
What are the odds?
Assuming a laptop qualifies as “parts falling off an airplane,” about 10 million to one.
A recent article in a Pittsburgh newspaper said that’s about the same chance you have of being elected president.
What’s more likely? According to the statisticians, you’re more likely to:
Die from contact with hot tap water (1 in 5,005,564 ).
Die from contact with a venomous animal or plant. (1 in 3,441,32)
Die from legal execution (1 in 3,441,325).
See a UFO today (1 in 3,000,000)
The Book of Odds says you also have about the same chance of dying in an elevator accident within a year,