Allstate ad on TV

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
February 16, 2007 10:27pm CST
I see this commercial on TV - I think for allstate. Your chance of getting in a hollywood accident - 1 in a million. Your chance of getting in an accident 1 in 8. That means that if there is a 100 accidents - I could be in 12 1/2 of them? Someone explain this statistic to me.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
17 Feb 07
LOL You are so funny! You have heard the saying "My better Half", maybe it is your "better half" that has the chance of the accident. Remember the days when commercials made sense and did not contain half naked models with wings? Those were the days when you could believe the commercials. When honesty and integrety still existed. Well those days are gone. Welcome to "today" where all politicians and companies dont really lie but they dont tell the truth either. Remember when this commrecial entertained you "Oh I wish I was an oscar mayer weiner That is what I'd truly like to be.." Well now you have Victoria's secret gals entertaining you and All State telling you that you are only 1/2 a person. Now I am confused. LOL
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• United States
4 Mar 07
Thanks for "Best Response"
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Ok, statistics are an average of any thing that is gathered and compared. You are not necessarily part of the 12 1/2 anyway. My example is a basket of apples. If 12 1/2 of them could rot you may be the ones on the other side of the basket. Hope that gives you a perspective of not necessarily being part of the 12 1/2. There is such a thing as a cluster and there is also some aspect of accidents that they may be missing and this statistic could be skewed. Rest easy, don't look for problems where there are none.
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@kparab (302)
• United States
17 Feb 07
it means you are so worst that hollywood have to scan 1 million people before they can zero on you and still worst is your driving that u are among the first 8 person to hit your car
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@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I dont get it. It has me stuped too. Doesnt make any sense. Did it say getting into a hollywood accident or making it to hollywood. That would make more sense. But I hate statistics all the same. Dont like commercials where you have to use your brain. My brain is full. I wish it was like a computer and I could empty part of my data base. Hope this helps. lol
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