When you and your family sit down to play Monopoly, you figure it's gonna be at LEAST a few hours until either someone wins or you all get too bored to continue (minimum of 2.5 hours for a quick game)
But according to a professor at Notre Dame University, it's actually possible to win a game of Monopoly in just NINE dice rolls. Here are the basics. You go first. You roll big numbers and fly around the board until you make it to Park Place. You buy that. Then you roll a two to get to Boardwalk, and you buy that. You buy three houses. Then, on your opponent's next roll, they land on Chance and get a card that tells them to advance straight to Boardwalk. When they get there, based on the money you get to start the game, they can't afford to pay. Game over. You win.
--The odds of the game going down exactly like that? About one in 254 trillion. firstname.lastname@example.org