Today there is a special election being held in Massachusetts to fill the US Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy until his death from brain cancer this past August.
There are some long-gone junk foods I will never stop loving: those super-weird foods that for a brief time, came, stayed, and left, leaving a greasy stain on American history. I'm talking about failed junk food phenomena.
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Are you more likely to die drowning in a bathtub or falling out of bed? Is it more likely that a woman owns a firearm or that a man has faked an orgasm? Are there more black people with the last name "White" or white people with the last name "Black"? Think you know the answers? Click to find out and see hilarious responses to these questions in Book of Odds' newest video: "What's More Likely—Boston."
How does your state compare to the rest of the country when it comes to charitable giving? Click to find out.
Next summer I travel to South Africa for the World Cup. Ten days in country, two games, LOTS of fun—I…can’t…wait. But here’s the catch: I have no idea which teams I will be seeing.
Cash Cab isn’t the only game show for the streets.
Book of Odds recently asked pedestrians in Los Angeles, “What’s more likely?”
Contestants were asked several questions, including:
- Is it more likely an adult owns a Bible or that a US banknote contains traces of cocaine?
- Is it more likely a person attacked by a shark will survive or that a man owns a t-shirt?
Think you know the answers? Not so fast – find out if you’re right by watching the Book of Odds video: “What’s More Likely?”
In the wake of last night’s New England Patriots’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts, any football fan worth his or her inflated self-certainty has an opinion on the decision of New England’s coach, Bill Belichick, to try to convert a fourth down and run out the clock rather than punt to Peyton Manning’s Colts.
While perusing the beer selection at a convenience store during a recent trip to New Orleans with a few friends, a local selection, Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale, caught my eye. “Let’s try this ‘PEE-can’ beer” I offered innocently enough. Apparently, my few years in the Northeast already tangibly altered my vocabulary, as I was instantly rebuked by my Southerner buddies with the correct pronunciation of ‘pee-KAWN.' The informal survey of various passers-by and fellow watering hole patrons that followed yielded the conclusion that I was the one out of 20 people that used that particular pronunciation.
The 1918 flu epidemic spread rapidly and was indiscriminant in infecting and causing death to people of all ages and from all walks of life. People died at such a rate that hospitals, physicians, and cemeteries were overwhelmed.