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?
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?
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?
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?
This whole thing started last week when I cracked open an egg and two yolks fell out. I couldn’t believe it. Maybe a month prior to this magical incident, I had asked a group of 10 of my best friends from college if they had ever cracked “twin yolks” to find out that, like me, most of them never had. But how likely is it … Continue reading What Are the Odds of Getting a Twin Yolk?