How Lucky Are You To Be Reading This Infographic

Posted on Sep 12 2013 - 12:05am by Alexandra Ashton

Did you know that the chance of you reading this infographic was smaller than one? Yes, way smaller: try 0.0000171%! But now it’s the time when you ask how we find out this number. Well, we had to gather a lot of data and stats. Next, we did some math, so now we can show you how lucky you are to be able to see this. If you’re connected to this small number, it means you are part of the tiny group that can speak and understand English, have Internet access, can see this infographic and even stick around for a few seconds…

Altogether, this means you just had a few odds of being here reading this. How do you caption this phenomenon: luck or probability? Whatever it is, it led you straight to us, allowing you to share this amazing infographic with your friends in a couple of seconds and spreading the chances (and the luck). But isn’t good luck just a matter of numbers and mathematics? Some people would agree, but the definition of luck keeps changing, so who has the definitive answer? That’s why some of us call it science, especially the ones who cannot ignore the study of probability.

This interest in quantifying ideas and events has been around for thousands of years and it helped us build this infographic to show you the odds of you understanding the amazing knowledge we are ready to show you. From luck to science, you can call it whatever you want, but the numbers we are about to show you will surely make you feel pretty good about your chances today. You don’t even imagine how many factors had to be connected to create the virtual road that brought you here. The odds and chances might be very small, but we’re glad you found the right way.


About the Author

Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.