Monday, December 18, 2017

See The Startling Odds Of Winning The Mega Millions Jackpot

A long exposure loosely resembling lightning bolts in Michigan. © Evan's Studio, 2017
A long exposure loosely resembling lightning bolts in Michigan. © Evan's Studio, 2017

The Current Mega Millions Jackpot

The current Mega Millions jackpot (as of May 15th, 2022) is estimated to be $112 million dollars.

Your Odds Of Winning The Mega Millions Jackpot

According to the Mega Millions How To Play website, your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. That translates into a .000000330% chance that you win the Mega Millions jackpot. In other words, you have a 99.99999967% chance that you won't win the Mega Millions jackpot.

Winning The Mega Millions Jackpot Vs. Being Struck By Lightning

According to the CDC, the odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 500,000. That translates into a .0002% chance that you will be struck by lightning. In other words, you have a 99.9998% chance that you won't be struck by lightning. 

To put that in perspective - that means that you have a 605 x greater chance of being struck by lightning than winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

The Probability That You Will Win the Mega Millions Jackpot And Be Struck By Lightning

The chances of you winning the Mega Millions Jackpot and being struck by lightning are .00000000000066%.  Check out this probability caclulator if you'd like to see more in depth explanations.

Friday, November 10, 2017

What's A Wheaten Terrier? When You See, You Will Know

 Bono, our old soft coated wheaten terrier, cools off on the wooden floor in Miami, FL. © Evan's Studio 
Bono, our old soft coated wheaten terrier, cools off on the wooden floor in Miami, FL. © Evan's Studio
 

What's A Wheaten Terrier?

A Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a breed of dog that originated in Ireland. Wheatens were originally bred to help out on the farm. The males grow to around 18-19 inches in height and the females become 17-18 inches. Their lifespan is about 12 to 14 years. Bono, our old wheaten terrier, lived healthily and happily until he was around 12 years old. We miss him very much. Males will weigh around 35-40 pounds and females will be approximately 30-35 pounds.

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More About Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Wheatens need to be groomed often to make sure their fur coats don't become matted. Wheatens are very friendly and happy dogs. They become very excited when their owners return home and are known to jump up and down to greet them - the Wheaten Greetin'. Wheatens can be stubborn and are energetic even in to their later years.

Wheaties are hypoallergenic, which makes them a good choice for people who are prone to allergies. Wheaties rarely - if ever - shed but you do have to brush them on a fairly regular basis. Wheatens are very good with kids and make wonderful family dogs.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forbidden.

A woman stares at a boarded up door in Dakar, Senegal.
A woman stares at a boarded up door in Dakar, Senegal.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Blue Footed Booby

A Blue Footed Booby bird in the Galápagos Islands. © Evan's Studio
 
The Blue Footed Booby is a magical looking bird. I took the photo above while traveling with my dad through Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. People say that the name booby is derived from the Spanish word "bobo" which means fool in English. Their scientific name is Sula nebouxii and they are found on islands in the Pacific ocean. 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Backpack Worth Buying.

About a year ago I came across a sale for an all-in-one photography bag by Case Logic that was too irresistible to pass up. I took the plunge and forked over the cash and I haven't been disappointed since.

The backpack has a simple design that has ample space for your camera, two or three lenses and small items like your memory cards and external hard drives. It also comes with a waterproof hood in case you get caught in the rain or a wet environment, which I have on several occasions now.

If you are in the market for a photography bag, I highly recommend this one:


The features, as listed on Amazon, are below:



  • Designed to fit a DSLR camera, 2 to 3 additional lenses, a flash, and accessories
  • Dedicated, padded iPad compartment along the back panel features side access for quick retrieval
  • Adjustable, padded dividers allow you to customize the camera compartment and an elastic strap helps to secure the camera in place
  • Dedicated internal memory card slip pocket
  • Weather hood fits snugly over the bag to protect from the elements (when not in use, store in dedicated back panel compartment)               
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Paddle Race.

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