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What Are The Odds Of You Becoming Exactly You?

September 26, 2014 | by Lisa Winter

Photo credit: hepingting via flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” - Carl Sagan

The odds of getting struck by lightning during your lifetime are about 1 in 12,000. The odds of a professional soccer player getting bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez are about 1 in 2,000. But what are the odds of you turning out to be exactly you? 

While this explanation does make a fair amount of assumptions, take a look at some of the incredible ways that conditions in the universe came together to make you exactly you. If the graphic is too small, click to enlarge.

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[Header image credit: hepingting via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)]

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