Eagle-eyed fan calculates how many times 007 has been shot since 'Dr No'May 6, 10:53 am
London, May 6 (ANI): An observant fan has calculated the exact probability of James Bond dodging death so many times in the 22 official films and has come to the conclusion that he should have died years ago.Gordon Stanger worked out that 007 had been shot at a staggering 4,662 times since the first film 'Dr No' in 1962, the Daily Mail reported.He then estimated there was a 5 percent chance of the spy being fatally wounded on each occasion. Expressed mathematically, this means the chance of Bond not getting killed is 1.4 multiplied by 10 to the power of minus 104, or in Stanger's words, "as close to zero as makes no difference".When you take into account the 130 other attempts on Bond's life that did not involve being shot at, the chances of him surviving are even slimmer.There have been 22 official Bond movies and the attempts on 007's life have grown increasingly sinister.In the 1964 film 'Goldfinger', Bond was handcuffed to a ticking bomb and strapped to a table underneath a giant laser.When the agent asks "Do you expect me to talk?" the film's eponymous villain replies "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die."Bond's survival rate is even more staggering when you consider he is rarely armed when he finds himself in a fight to the death.His survival is often due to his use of household appliances, such as lamps or abandoned objects.Stanger, who lives in the Solomon Islands, also estimates that Britain's most famous agent has killed 198 of his enemies in the films.He constructed his formula after New Scientist magazine asked its readers to work out what was the probability of Bond still being alive. (ANI)
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