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Do These Odds Still Hold True? #4

In 1996, odds were suggested for the yearly risk of dying from eating out at different restaurants or in different venues in Minnesota:

  • 1 in 1,400,000
  • 1 in 440,000
  • 1 in 400,000
  • 1 in 388,000
  • 1 in 240,000
  • 1 in 136,000

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

  • Fast-food restaurant
  • Business meeting
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Delicatessen
  • Italian restaurant
  • Gathering of family/relatives
Do some research and justify your conclusions. Do you think the odds will change for every state?



Note: The correct answers are I, F, B, G, D, M.

Source: "A Fistful of Risks," Discover, May 1996, p. 82-83