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The odds are 1 out of 2,500 (.04%) that you're on a waiting list for a viable organ for a transplant procedure. - Discover Magazine, 5/12

18 Americans die each day waiting for a viable organ for a transplant procedure. - Discover Magazine, 5/12

The odds are 1 in 1,500,000 (.0000067%) that you will die because of an allergy to food this year. - Discover Magazine, 5/12

The odds are 1 in 12 (8%) that you are colorblind, if you're a man. - San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/10/12

The odds are 9 out of 10 (89%) that you describe your diet as "healthy" (if you're an American) - Time Magazine, 1/17/11

The odds are 2 out of 3 (65%) that you are overweight or obese (if you're an American) - Time Magazine, 1/17/11

The typical 6-foot-tall employee earns $5,525 more annually than a 5-foot-5-inch co-worker. - Inc. Magazine, 2/11

The odds are 1 in 25 (4%) that a food-poisoning outbreak in a restaurant came from salsa and guacamole. - Discover Magazine, 9/11

39-year-old Fu Bingli can do 12 one-fingered pushups. - The Week Magazine, 12/25/09

The family of a deceased New Mexico woman was horrified to find her brain in the same bag as some of her other personal effects. - The Week Magazine, 1/22/10

Steve Irwin's body was fed to crocodiles at his request. - The Week Magazine, 8/28/09

In Mississippi, legislators tried to pass a bill to let restaurants prohibit obese people from dining. - Los Angeles Times, 2/1/10

Print shop operator Al Fischer recently donated his 320th pint of blood. That brings his lifetime total to 40 gallons. - The Week Magazine, 9/18/09

The frozen head of baseball great Ted Williams was in a cryonic company's freezer on a used cat food (tuna) can. When an employee was transferring the head from one location to another, he tried to remove the tuna can, but it wouldn't budge. So he grabbed a monkey wrench, heaved a mighty swing but missed the can - hitting the head "dead center". Tiny pieces of frozen head sprayed across the room. - San Diego Union, 10/3/09

Having an obese spouse raises the risk of becoming obese by 37%. If a friend became obese, the risk skyrockets to 171%. - Wired Magazine, 10/09

The odds are 1 in 10 (10%) that you are allergic to dust mites. There can be 19,000 dust mites in one gram of household dust. - Discover Magazine, 7/09

The odds are 1 in 6 (16%) that you suffer from an allergy-related ailment. - Discover Magazine, 7/09

The odds are 1 in 25 (4%) that you have symptoms that warrant an ADHD diagnosis if you're between ages 18 and 44. - Time Magazine, 6/22/09

The odds are 1 in 2 (44%) that a Mississippi child is overweight or obese. - Time Magazine, 7/13/09

The odds are 1 in 230,000,000 (.000000435%) that you're allergic to water. - The Week Magazine, 5/1/09

The odds are less than 1 in 5 (20%) that you're obese if you live in Colorado. This is the only state with less than 20% obesity rate. - The Week Magazine, 7/24/09

The odds are 1 in 167 (.6%) that you have blood type AB-. - Wired Magazine, 6/09

20% of 4 year olds in the United States are obese. - Time Magazine, 4/20/09

The odds are 1 in 3500 (.029%) that you will be injured this year by your pet. - The Week Magazine, 4/10/09

The odds are 1 in 4 (27%) that your blood pressure is too high. - Time Magazine, 12/1/08

If you exercise to lose weight - choose your sport wisely. Swimming in cold water tends to make people crave high-fat foods, according to new research at Loughborough University in the U.K. - The Week Magazine, 3/27/09

The heart attack survival rate in Las Vegas is 53%. In Chicago it's only 2%. - San Diego Union, 1/11/09

Women are more likely to die in the week after their birthday than any other week of the year. - San Diego Union, 1/11/09

The 3 deadliest days for pedestrians are January 1, December 23 and October 31. - San Diego Union, 1/11/09

More people die from serious illnesses if they are admitted to a hospital on the weekend (as opposed to during the week). - San Diego Union, 1/11/09
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