21 Things More Likely Than Dying In A Plane Crash

21 Things More Likely Than Dying In A Plane Crash

You're more likely to win an Olympic gold medal or get hit by a meteorite.

With the recent disappearance of EgyptAir flight 804, the fear of flying has reawakened within many Americans. With stories of vanishing planes in mind, Americans may find themselves wondering if something like that could happen to them. Aviophobia, or the fear of flying, affects roughly 20 million people worldwide, and is a very understandable fear. The idea of being left helpless in an emergency situation that occurs 30,000 feet above the ground is terrifying. When you decide to board a plane, you lose control over your fate. If an accident did strike, you would have no way to help yourself or to escape the situation! Very scary stuff to think about. However, to keep things in perspective, your chances of being in a plane crash are extremely low, 1 in 11 million, to be exact. The odds of experiencing one of the following are much more likely.

1. Being born with an extra finger or toe

1 in 500.

2. Becoming President of the United States

1 in 10 million. ( I'll admit that your chances are slim, but it is still more likely than dying in a plane crash.)

3. Getting killed from a meteorite

1 in 700,000.

4. Giving birth to conjoined twins

1 in 200,000.

5. Winning an Oscar

1 in 11,500.

6. Dying from a bee sting

1 in 79,842.

7. Winning an Olympic gold medal

1 in 662,000. (Assuming you can qualify for the Olympics first…)

8. Dying from a flesh-eating bacteria

1 in a million.

9. Drowning in your bathtub

1 in 840,000.

10. Dating a millionaire

1 in 215. (Might just drop out of college and play the odds on this one.)

11. Getting murdered

1 in 18,000.

12. Getting killed by a bear at Yellowstone National Park

1 in 2.1 million.

13. Dating a supermodel

1 in 88,000.

14. Writing a New York Times bestseller

1 in 220.

15. Having your ID stolen

1 in 465.

16. Dying in a tornado

1 in 60,000.

17. Getting poisoned

1 in 1,400.

18. Dying in a skydiving accident

1 in 100,000.

19. Becoming a nudist

1 in 6,000.

20. Meeting someone who speaks Cherokee

1 in 15,000.

21. Living to 100 years old

1 in 3.

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Been Herself Lately

Your spark return, and you will shine like you were meant to.

Life gets tough. Life gets too much to handle sometimes, and those times make you stronger. However, right now, it seems like you have lost yourself.

It’s difficult when you catch yourself not being you. When you do something or act a certain way and just wonder, “what did I do to deserve this? Why is this happening? When will it get better?” The way you’re feeling is not so much that you’re unhappy, you just feel weird.

Your day will come. I promise you. This is just a phase.

The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, and I feel your pain.

Your light will return to you. Your pure bliss moments, they are seeking you. Your laughter where your tummy aches is in your reach.

Our moods change far too often for us as humans to understand why, but the encounters you make every day have this effect on us.

You must remember the pure happiness you experienced before your first heartbreak, before the first friend became someone you thought they weren’t, before you lost your innocence. That was a time of true joy as you had not a care in the world for the things that would harm you. Better yet, you didn’t have the option to experience them because you were just a child.

The world can be an ugly place, and your attitude towards life can change every day. One thing is for certain: you did not lose who you are internally. We all put on a face for the world. For the people who we try to impress. For the life we want to live. For the things we want to achieve.

Your definitive personality is still in the works. Believe it or not, it always will be. Times like this change us for the better even though we can’t see it.

Your happiness will return. You will be a better, stronger version of you. In fact, you will be the best version of you yet.

Once this phase is over, you will be okay. This I promise you.

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11 Road Trip Facts Every Seasoned Road-Tripper Knows To Be True

"On the road again...I can't wait to be on the again."


Road trips are an incredibly fun way to spend time with your friends or family and see some cool places along the way. However, it's a very uniquely interesting form of an outing and with that comes its own unique set of things that every road-tripper knows to be true.

1. Driving during the night is the worst

There is no time worse than during the night on an unlit highway to be driving. My family and I ended up driving through the Smoky Mountains at night and it was a -4/10 experience.

2. A good road trip playlist is ESSENTIAL.

Boppin' tunes can set the mood the entire road trip. Choose wisely or face the consequences. Check out mine here.

3. When driving in the South, there is a Cracker Barrel every 10 feet roughly

I kid you not, there was a Cracker Barrel about every 10 miles down I-75 or closer. I can't say I was disappointed in the slightest but there were SO MANY OF THEM.

4. The Alphabet Game goes HARD

There are few things in life that get more competitive than the Alphabet Game on a long car ride. Luckily, I've always had great distance vision so I can spot those signs a long while before anyone else can.

5. A Quality Inn is only exciting when playing the Alphabet Game

Usually it's decent practice to avoid them, but there are few things more exciting than a Quality Inn when you've been stuck on Q for 40 minutes.

6. On that note, good luck with X

X is literally the worst letter of the alphabet in this game. Unless a company gets lazy and says "Xtra" or something of that variety, it's hopeless. We got lucky on this one and passed a town called "Xenia."

7. Prepare for at least 20 minutes of scheduled arguments

It's inevitable to not get grouchy when you're in the same car with the same people for continuous hours without a break. Embrace it and get back to having fun as soon as possible.

8. You are never ready for your driving shift

I don't care how good of a driver you are, you go full new driver as soon as it's your turn to drive. It's like the pressure of it being Your Turn™ is too much to handle and be a quality driver at the same time.

9. There's at least an hour where everyone gets delirious

During this time, beware. Every single thing that happens is HILARIOUS. If you're misfortunate enough to do something funny within this time frame, prepare to be crucified for it for the duration of the hour to come.

10. The drive there always feels SO MUCH longer than the drive back

It takes like 18 years to get anywhere because you're so excited, but then two minutes to get back.

11. Road trips are the very best

They have their ups and downs but a road trip is truly an incredible experience if you're doing it with the right people.

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