6/02/2005

Here Are Your Chances Of Dying. Sweet Dreams. Good Night.

Heart Disease 1 in 5
Cancer 1 in 7
Stroke 1 in 23
Accidental Injury 1 in 36
Motor Vehicle Accident 1 in 100
Intentional Self-harm (suicide) 1 in 121
Falling Down 1 in 246
Assault by Firearm 1 in 325
Fire or Smoke 1 in 1,116
Natural Forces (heat, cold, storms, quakes, etc.) 1 in 3,357
Electrocution 1 in 5,000
Drowning 1 in 8,942
Air Travel Accident 1 in 20,000
Flood (included also in Natural Forces above) 1 in 30,000
Legal Execution 1 in 58,618
Tornado (included also in Natural Forces above) 1 in 60,000
Lightning Strike (included also in Natural Forces above) 1 in 83,930
Snake, Bee or other Venomous Bite or Sting 1 in 100,000
Earthquake (included also in Natural Forces above) 1 in 131,890
Dog Attack 1 in 147,717
Asteroid Impact 1 in 200,000
Tsunami 1 in 500,000
Fireworks Discharge 1 in 615,488


Material stolen from Tim Riley: courtesy of livescience.com