If you've ever been to a casino, you know the feeling of thumbing your nose at the odds. In every way, the house has stacked the odds against you, and yet, you still march in, throw down your chips, and draw your cards. (Not you personally. The dealer. You're not allowed to touch the cards.)
Human beings have an innate desire to flout the supposed odds. We think we're better than statistics; that we're special; that the rules of the universe don't apply to us.
And sometimes, we're right.
We've collected here the best gifs from the Never Tell Me The Odds subreddit. Here you'll see pictures depicting the least likely, most incredible odds-defying moments ever captured on film. Watching them will honest to god get you so pumped. Will you end up pumped enough to march back into that casino and go double-or-nothing? We sure hope so (but take it easy, you've got a mortgage probably).
Came down to the wire.
via: RedditWe were seconds away from losing our home to the California fire. Thank you to all the firefighters that saved our community! - BBQBUDDAH22
via: RedditScore is 69 to 69 with 69 seconds and the white jerseys add up to 69. - wonderflex
Can't be a coincidence.
via: RedditMeet the Jim Twins who are identical twins. They were separated at birth and adopted by different families. They both got married and divorced to a woman named Linda, remarried a woman named Betty, and each had dogs named "Toy." They both named their sons James Alan and were reunited at the age of 39. - stynsrienie
Get this guy to the Olympics.My smooth recovery after dropping a box at work. - BourgeoisPorridge
Poor grandparents going bankrupt on Christmas gifts.
via: RedditTwins married twins to give birth to another twins. - KayyyPeyyy
The shot to end all shots.
via: RedditVideo game streamer randomly shoots one sniper bullet to test out a bug, accidentally kills enemy 400m away. - jayfeather314
He never gave up on it, and that made all the difference.Morty_Goldman
"Self-Portrait of the Artist," Bird, 2019
via: RedditPigeon poops portrait of itself on a leaf. - Koda_Has_A_Top_Hat
Stuck the landing even.Motorcyclist gets hit by a car running a red light, flips in the air, and lands on his feet. - TacoPvP
This fish has a destiny.
via: RedditThe cat knocked my daughter’s fish bowl off the dresser. - slowf3
"Now we're even."
via: RedditIn 1981, a pediatrician saved the life of a 3.2 pound premature baby boy by working around the clock to stabilize him. In 2011, the same pediatrician was pinned inside a burning vehicle after a car collision, but was saved by a paramedic who turned out to be the premature baby he saved 30 years earlier. - jacobThozz17
But is it a coincidence?
via: RedditThis is how the newspapers were stacked up at my job. - OilersFansDontMatter
Great minds, as it were.
via: RedditSteven Hawking died on Albert Einstein's birthday. - Toxicxxfuzion
Just be nice at hockey games, huh?Spectator taunts player hit by puck, before getting hit by one himself. - IsThisNameValid
Snagged it.I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it. - MrsWilliams
Where'd her torso go?
via: RedditThe first time my friend visited my apartment she was mind-blown that my shower curtain looked “exactly" like one of her shirts. I half-seriously said that her story sounded made up and promptly forgot about it until she returned the following week to demonstrate. I forever stand corrected. - mattjh
Bird's a bro.
via: RedditThe police Facebook page posted a picture taken by a speeding camera. The bird saves the day. - Aeogor