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As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'll take "Famous Ties" for $800, Alex. What are the odds:

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For anyone who didn't catch the story, on Friday's episode of Jeopardy! there was something that had never happened before: a Three-way tie.

Click Here for the story.

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I've heard people say that if Psychics and other people who could foretell the future really existed, they'd have predicted the winning lottery numbers. I'll take that one step further. If these people could really see into the future, they'd be able to predict the entire NCAA tourney bracket. If each game of the 64 team tournament was a 50/50 chance of either side winning, the odds of getting the whole thing right is 1 in 2^63 (or 1:9,223,372,036,854,775,808 - that's over 9 Quintillion). In fact, it is about 63 billion times easier to win the powerball lottery Jackpot. (63,127,100,745 to be exact.) But if you did "predict" the whole thing right, you'd have to explain why you liked VCU and Winthrop in the first round.

Checking my brackets on ESPN, after the first round, one of them was Better than 98.7% of America and one of them was worse than 91.2% of America. while one of them is doing well now, I think my randomization method will suffer in later rounds.

Since this is my blog and I can keep on calculating stuff and keep on typing whatever I want, I'll say that it's 359 times harder to get the NCAA bracket right than winning both the Powerball AND the MegaMillions lottery jackpots.

I'm not tired of writing yet, so here are some other odds I found on the internet, and I believe everything I see on the internet:

1:38 getting the 00 in Roulette.

1:55 odds of a non-resident of New Hampshire to get a permit to hunt a moose.

1:117 odds of being on a plane with a drunken pilot.

1:563 odds of catching a baseball at a major league game.

1:1,461 being born on leap day.

1:4,473 Odds of dying by falling off furniture.

1:8,000 having triplets

1:11,500 bowling a perfect game

1:12,000 finding a pearl in an oyster

1:12,750 an amateur golfer hitting a hole-in-one.

1:56,439 death by lightning.

1:144,156 death by hot tap water.

1:312,339 odds of dying by a non-venomous insect or arthropod bite

1:374,807 Death by change in air pressure.

1:649,740 being dealt a royal flush

1:1,249,356 death by your sleepwear melting

1:23,000,000 death by drinking a lethal dose of laundry detergent

1:635,013,559,600 Playing spades and being dealt ALL of the spades.
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