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Struck by lightning Its more likely to get struck by lightning than get the winning Powerball numbers. The odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 134,906. (AP Photodpa,Daniel Bockwoldt)
Struck by lightning
It's more likely to get struck by lightning than get the winning Powerball numbers. The odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 134,906. (AP Photo/dpa,Daniel Bockwoldt)
Look both ways before you cross the street because the odds of dying as a pedestrian 1 in 701. (Getty Images, Richard T. Nowitz)
Look both ways before you cross the street because the odds of dying as a pedestrian: 1 in 701. (Getty Images, Richard T. Nowitz)
Aiming to be the commander-in-chief some day The odds of becoming a U.S. president are 1 in 10 million. (AP PhotoRoss D. Franklin)
Aiming to be the commander-in-chief some day? The odds of becoming a U.S. president are 1 in 10 million. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The odds of being drafted to play in the NBA after college if youre a high school senior basketball player are 1 in 6,864,000, which is still more likely than winning the Powerball jackpot. (Photo by Marc SerotaGetty Images)
The odds of being drafted to play in the NBA after college if you're a high school senior basketball player are 1 in 6,864,000, which is still more likely than winning the Powerball jackpot. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
The odds of dying in air and space transport incidents 1 in 7,178. (Photo by Bruce BennettGetty Images)
The odds of dying in air and space transport incidents: 1 in 7,178. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Want a life of glitz and glam Not so fast. The odds of being a movie star are 1 in 1,505,000. (Photo by Frazer HarrisonGetty Images)
Want a life of glitz and glam? Not so fast. The odds of being a movie star are 1 in 1,505,000. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Polydactyly is a condition where a person has more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot. The odds 1 in 500. (WTOP File)
Polydactyly is a condition where a person has more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot. The odds? 1 in 500. (WTOP File)
Fancy yourself a good golfer Well, the odds an amateur golfer will make a hole in one on a par 3 hole are 1 in 12,500. (Photo by Andrew RedingtonGetty Images)
Fancy yourself a good golfer? Well, the odds an amateur golfer will make a hole in one on a par 3 hole are 1 in 12,500. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Keep an eye on the water because the odds of being attacked by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million. (AP PhotoDiscovery Channel, Jeff Kurr)
Keep an eye on the water because the odds of being attacked by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million. (AP Photo/Discovery Channel, Jeff Kurr)
While the odds of winning the jackpot may not seem promising, theres still hope The odds of winning at least some Powerball prize money are 1 in 31.85. (AP PhotoBen Margot)
While the odds of winning the jackpot may not seem promising, there's still hope! The odds of winning at least some Powerball prize money are 1 in 31.85. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
World Records

World Records

A look at some of the crazy Guinness World Records -- old and new.
The Scene Bisnow

The Scene Bisnow

The Scene Bisnow and the social life of Washington, D.C.
The Area's Best Bagels

The Area's Best Bagels

Here's a look at some of the area's best bets for New York-style bagels.
State Soccer Kits

State Soccer Kits

What if each state -- plus D.C. -- had its own home and away soccer kit?
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