I just saw on CNN that at 4:00 EST this afternoon there’s a chance an asteroid will hit the earth.
In fact, if you want to watch the path of the asteroid, here’s the link to watch it live (starting at 3:30 EST) at Space.com: Asteroid Buzzes Earth.
I was about to panic when I read that there’s only a 1:10,000,000 chance of being hit. Phew! That’s a relief.
THEN I flipped to the Powerball website to find that there’s a 1:175,223,510 chance of winning the lottery, yet people line up out the flippin’ door for tickets. …tickets that will have 17.5x less chance of a payoff than this asteroid hitting earth.
Lesson? I’m probably not gonna win the lottery.
Photo: Sam Howzit
You know what would happen if you won the lottery, right? The asteroid would hit, human civilization would end, and you wouldn’t get to enjoy your winnings!