Book of Odds

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Book of Odds

<a href="http://www.bookofodds.com" target="_blank"><b>Book of Odds</b></a> is the world&rsquo;s only reference for the odds of everyday life. People use Book of Odds to make decisions, learn about the world, and answer the question, &quot;What are the odds of that?&quot; <br />

Stories by Book of Odds

Mad Men, AMC’s Emmy award–winning drama concerning the lives of ad men (and women) in the 1960s, has drawn heavy fire and heavy praise...
The cost of college has spiraled upward, in spite—and in some cases because—of the deep recession. Tuition increases at public...
Loud sex is now as good as a warrant. Believe it or not, the Superior Court of New Jersey recently ruled that high-volume sex is cause enough for...
It has flooding, mudslides, earthquakes, and wildfires. It’s short on cash and drinking water, but for the sixth year in a row, California...
Negative forty degrees. It’s a special temperature. When it’s forty below outside, not only can you throw boiling water in the air and...
“You are hereby summoned to serve as a TRIAL JUROR commencing on ... ” It’s the sentence that raises the hackles on nearly any...
Maybe you stay inside at the first sound of thunder or fearfully avoid all metal structures during a rainstorm. But being struck by lightning is a...
Lying on your resume seems so easy: Just change this date, pump up that job title, and exaggerate those educational qualifications. Who’s going...
Even a partial list of body image problems that a child may run up against can be petrifying—anorexia nervosa, bulimia, body dysmorphic...
Stephen Hawking is charmingly evasive about his IQ. In 2004, he told the New York Times, “I hope I’m near the upper end of the range....
The practice of tipping carries with it all kinds of ethical quandaries. A tip is supposed to be a reward for good service, yet in many situations...
It’s Saturday morning, and you have plans: nine holes of golf with friends, then back to your house for a barbecue. But as you sip your coffee...
For now, you can read Book of Odds only in English, but Americans were recently able to fill out their census forms in six different languages. To...
As Washington squabbles over health care and financial reform, another political disagreement is slithering under most Americans’ radar: snakes...
Ever wonder why men seem to be able to drop the pounds just by cutting out the white bread, while women can limit themselves to carrot sticks and...

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