What Are the Odds? by Leo Guild
Five out of five stars
As the title implies, this is a book of facts based on probabilities expressed in the form of odds. The circumstances are understandable to everyone, making the book an interesting one to browse or read in-depth.
Some examples are the frequency of letters in common English usage, the numbers of rats relative to humans, the percentage of families that have a dog, the states with the greatest and least illiteracy rates, the average percent of a person’s salary spent on education and the odds against accidentally taking poison.
Amusing with some seriousness thrown in, this is a book that will entertain you. Even though some of the facts are no doubt dated from the publication date of 1949.