Do These Odds Still Hold True? #5
In 1996, odds were suggested for certain catastrophic events for each coming year:
- Being struck by lightning
- Being wiped out (with nearly everyone else on Earth) by a comet, meteor, or asteroid impact
Your Task: Match the above two catastrophic events with these risks(listed in a random order):
Do some research and justify your conclusions....and I bet that your original guess was wrong!
Note: The correct answer is that the lightning strike is less likely! And, you might want to re-consider the risk in terms of the efforts of the 13-year-old German boy named Nico Marquardt.
Source: "A Fistful of Risks," Discover, May 1996, p. 82-83