I have never been much of a college basketball fan, but March Madness always grabs my attention because of all the fans that go crazy over this tournament. Businesses lose money, tons of people call in sick to watch their favorite team play, the bro-sectomies run rampant and they even invented a “Boss Button” for those who don’t want to get caught at work, sneaking a peek!”
Here are some fun facts about March Madness.
– March Madness has begun. Forbes Magazine claims the odds of picking the perfect March Madness bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion.
– A survey by Careerbuilder reveals that 19% of workers have participated in a March Madness office pool in the past
The NCAA has installed a ‘Boss Button’ on their Website, which allows employees to watch March Madness games while at work. Press it, and the audio feed turns off while spreadsheets pop up. Last year, the “Boss Button” was clicked over 2.5 million times.
Business Insider claims men are taking part in a new surgery procedure called Bro-sectomies. It involves getting vasectomies together and then recovering in luxury suites that feature liquor, flat screen televisions, posh robes and slippers, steaks and other high-end amenities. A typical vasectomy costs $500 while Bro-sectomies can cost as much as $3,250.
over 3.5 million extra cases of beer are purchased during March Madness.
$9.2 billion is expected to be wagered on March Madness games.
70 million people will fill out a March Madness tournament bracket.
Pizza deliveries will increase by 19% during March Madness.
Dessert orders increase by 9% during March Madness
Wallethub says the odds of filling out a perfect March Madness bracket are 1 in 92 quintillion.
Other odds in comparison to these …
Odds of being struck by lightning 1 in 13,500
Odds of winning the lottery 1 in 13.9 million
Odds of hitting a hole-in-one 1in 12,500
Odds of being admitted to Harvard 5.4 in /100
Odds of being born with an extra finger or toe: between 1 in 1000
Odds of being bitten and killed by a shark: 1 in 3,748,067
A survey by OfficeTeam reveals that the average worker will spend 25.5 minutes a day on March Madness. Other findings:
– 46% of workers enjoy March Madness
– 33% of workers pretend to like March Madness even though the NCAA tournament doesn’t interest them