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An amusing and quirky compendium of everything youve ever wondered about, worried about, or wished you knew...Odds R has picked some of the best brains around to deliver the most fascinating and factual odds-based Q&A on life, love, sex,MoreAn amusing and quirky compendium of everything youve ever wondered about, worried about, or wished you knew...Odds R™ has picked some of the best brains around to deliver the most fascinating and factual odds-based Q&A on life, love, sex, sports, death, and much, much more, sure to challenge and amuse even the most devoted trivia buff.Gone With the Wind --What is the chance that anyone in the U.S. will die from flatulence?A)ZeroB)1 in 140 millionC)1 in 280 millionB) 1 in 140 millionWhewwww! Who knew? It’s hard to imagine, but according to CDC records between 1999 and 2001 there has been an average of about 2 deaths per year–from flatulence! No word on what these unfortunate folks had eaten before they…passed.Source: CDC 2005In the “Ooops” Category —About 200 surgical implements are used in the average operation. What’s the chance of someone dying from a “foreign object” mistakenly left in the body during an operation?A)1 in 40 millionB)9 in 40 millionC)19 in 40 millionB)9 in 40 million“We’re missing a scalpel!” isn’t what you want to hear coming out of post-op. Of the 40 million annual surgeries performed in U.S. hospitals, an average of 9 deaths a year are caused by “foreign objects being left in the body during surgery.” And you thought the Seinfeld Junior Mint episode was just a joke!Source: CDC 1998Granny Gets it On --What is the chance that an American woman over the age of 75 has a sexual partner?A)1 in 2B)1 in 4C)1 in 10B) 1 in 4Go, Granny, go! According to the AARP, about 25% of women over 75 have regular sexual partners. The rest are sticking with “Not tonight, dear, I’ve had a heat attack.”Source: AARP- myhealthyhorizon.com 2003To learn more about odds and the Odds R™ game, visit www.oddsrgames.com.From the Trade Paperback edition.