14 February 2004

Mad-Cow Disease

There's a story in today's New York Times about the risk of getting brain disease from eating beef. See here. Note the odds given. If you eat beef, you have anywhere from one chance in a million to one chance in thirty-five million of getting brain disease. It sounds like a long shot, but people buy lottery tickets with worse odds of winning than that. Are you feeling lucky today? Eat a hamburger!

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