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What Are the Odds of a Goal Keeper Saving a Penalty Kick?

All eyes are on you. Your center back just made an incredibly clumsy tackle inside the box and now the opposing team’s leading scorer is lining up for a penalty kick. In a sport in which scoring goals is so difficult, a penalty is the best chance any soccer team has to record a goal. But you’re the goalie, and you’re going to stop that … Continue reading What Are the Odds of a Goal Keeper Saving a Penalty Kick?

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What Are the Odds of Having Twins?

It’s the most exciting moment of your life. You’ve just peed in a cup, dropped a $15 stick into it and now you’re reading a plus sign. You are pregnant. Congratulations. While you’re certainly overwhelmed with emotion, all of a sudden another though pops into your head. Oh crap, what if it’s twins? First are foremost, I think the parents of twins who are reading … Continue reading What Are the Odds of Having Twins?

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What Are the Chances of Hitting a Hole in One?

Have you ever hit a hole in one on a golf course? Yeah, me neither. but that’s because it’s basically impossible, right? I mean, we’re talking about hitting a ball that is 1.68 inches in diameter over 300 feet and into a hole that is 4.25 inches in diameter. Just thinking about those numbers makes me wonder how it’s actually happened before. More interestingly, it’s … Continue reading What Are the Chances of Hitting a Hole in One?

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What Are the Chances of Being Struck By Lightning?

Being struck by lightning sucks. At least I would imagine so. I’ve personally never been struck by lightning, but the thought of it terrifies me. According to howstuffworks.com, a single bolt of lightning contains about 5 billion volts of electricity, roughy the equivalent of electricity needed to make you look like Jimmy Neutron for the next 50 years. We’ve all experiences thunderstorms, and have likely … Continue reading What Are the Chances of Being Struck By Lightning?