If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all…

Happy Friday the 13th! Is it really unlucky?

To celebrate, here’s thirteen statistics related to living (and sometimes dying) in Los Angeles:

1. Chance of being attacked and killed by a mountain lion attack: 1 in 32,000,000.
source: Funny2.com

2. Angelenos have a one in six chance of moving into a house or apartment unit formerly occupied by a celebrity.
source: L.A. Exposed

3. Odds the Los Angeles Dodgers will win the World Series: 1 in 12. (the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim’s odds: 1 in 10).
source: Bodog.com

4. Your chances of being sued for illegally downloading music or movies: 1 in 1,840.
source: Slyck

5. Probability of being killed in an earthquake: 1 in 9,089,063 (this year), 1 in 117,127 (lifetime)
source: National Safety Council

6. Odds your pet (cat or dog): Will be eaten by a coyote – 1 in 1273… (numbers of pets drowning/swallowed by the La Brea Tar Pits indeterminable)
source: TalkingOutofMyAss.com

7. Odds a Los Angeles basketball franchise will win the NBA Championship: Lakers – 1 in 30… Clippers – 1 in 50.
source: Bodog.com

8. Odds you’ll be audited after winning the Showcase Showdown on Price Is Right: 175 to 1.
source: Funny2.com

9. Odds your girlfriend has slept with Ron Jeremy: 1 in 2,500.
source: FriendofaFriend.com

10. Odds of winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500.
source: Funny2.com

11. Odds an LA resident will be found murdered and dumped off Mullholland Dr. in any given year: 1 in 28,000.
source: MoreWhiteHouseSlamDunkTheories.com

12. The odds of winning tomorrow night’s $22,000,000 California Super Lotto Jackpot are 18 million to 1.
source: PBS Frontline: “Easy Money”

13. Odds any one of these facts were pulled out of my ass: 3 in 13.

Good luck everyone!

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