re: Poker & What are the odds of..
Was playing in a Noble freeroll last night when three players at my table were dealt 66, 77, 88. The flop came 786, giving all three a set. Needless to say, Misters 66 & 77 saw their tournament abruptly ended. To make a weird hand even weirder, the button told us after the hand that he had folded KJ to the three all-ins. If he had stayed, he'd have capped them all, cause the turn/river came JJ! That's some wacky shit right there.
And for you poker nubies, just so I can say I did my part in your continuing education, if you're holding a pocket pair and the board gives you one more for 3-of-a-kind, that is called a "set". If you have a hole card to which the board pairs and creates 3-of-a-kind, that is called "trips". Despite common misnomery, the two terms are NOT synonymous. (And if you actually say "3-of-a-kind", you just sound like your Aunt Betty.)