Statistics. Some of you love it, some don’t while most people really don’t have the idea how to apply the concepts in this science. In engineering school, most students have to take a couple of statistics classes because they’ll be needing it in their major subjects along the way. It gets complicated as the classes progress, which often lead engineering students to ask, “How do stat majors survive all of these numbers?”
Putting the hate and confusion aside, did you know that statistics can be fun? From finding out your chances of winning the lottery to knowing if you’ll ever date a model in your life, statistics can actually give you a scientific basis on different things. It can even be more interesting if you apply statistics in your own life. So, before you dismiss the idea of studying it, you may want to read all these interesting stats that could convince you that statistics can be fun and useful:
1 in 7,000,000
Odds of becoming a billionaire
Could you be the next Bill Gates?
1 in 36,950,005
Odds of winning $1,000 in the McDonald’s Monopoly game
Might as well buy those fries!
1 in 20
Odds of being a victim of a serious crime
Be safe, everyone!
1 in 2
Odds of being diagnosed with cancer
This is just bad news.
1 in 200
Odds of being arrested while drunk driving
Avoid this at all cost.
1 in 500
Odds of being born with 11 fingers or toes
Do you know someone?
1 in 11,500
Odds of winning an Oscar
But you have to be in the movie industry first.
1 in 22,000
Odds of becoming a professional athlete
Imagine a life where you get paid to be good at playing a game.
1 in 88,000
Odds of dating a supermodel
A dream come true.
1 in 354,319
Odds of dying in an airplane crash
Nobody wants to die in one.
1 in 616,488
Odds of getting killed by fireworks
Be careful, everyone!
1 in 10,000,000
Odds of becoming President of the U.S.
Imagine being the leader of the most powerful country in the world.
1 in 11,500,000
Odds of getting attacked by a shark
More sharks get killed every year.
1 in 135,145,920
Odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery
1 in 700,000
Odds of being struck by lightning
Now this is just unfortunate.
1 in 85,714
Odds of going blind after laser eye surgery
Apparently, someone gets blind.
1 in 12,000
Odds of finding a pearl in an oyster
Do you love pearls?