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Do These Odds Still Hold True? #3

In 1996, odds were suggested for the risk of dying from certain events:

  • 1 in 11 million
  • 1 in 12 million
  • 1 in 20 million
  • 1 in 23 million
  • 1 in 36 million

Your Task: Match the above odds with these events (listed in a random order):

  • Leaking gas
  • Snakebite
  • Bitten by a dog
  • Drinking detergent
  • Earthquake or volcano
Do some research and justify your conclusions.



Note: The correct answers are E, L, B, D, S.

Source: "A Fistful of Risks," Discover, May 1996, p. 82