July 12, 2004

*Fun With Odds

I'm going to pull a paragraph out of this story:

The death last year of an 84-year-old man killed while swimming in an Australian canal linked to the nearby Pacific Ocean was one of only four fatal shark attacks around the world in 2003, according to an international list compiled by Florida Museum of Natural History.
(emphasis mine)

You know what this means? You are more likely to win the lottery than be killed by a shark.


Posted by Jennifer at July 12, 2004 10:53 AM


Yeah, but some people still have a tough time deciding which to wish for

Posted by: Wind Rider at July 12, 2004 11:27 AM

Excellent?? tell that to the 84 year-old guy who was eaten in that canal. So if you're one of the four people who gets eaten, is that really GOOD luck or really BAD luck?

Posted by: shank at July 12, 2004 12:38 PM

Actually...only 4 attacks were reported. There were probably more than that; it's just that there isn't any ... evidence left. :)


Posted by: Jeenius at July 13, 2004 11:55 AM