Tuesday, 11 December 2007

What Can Kill You In 2008?

The site riskometer.org lays out a graphical display of what kills people, averaged over a year.

Reminds me of a stat I heard last week: the American population in Iraq has a lower mortality rate than the American population in America (I guess there's not as much McDonald's over there) unless--and this is very specific--you're a Hispanic in the Marines.

Both of these things reinforce the idea that there are things that we think are dangerous; then there are the things that are actually dangerous.

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