Friday

guess who I saw yesterday?


That's who.
As it is Friday the thirteenth, I will indulge in my fondness for statistics and of course my desire to inform my gentle readers.
The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 240,000. Only 100 people each year die from lightning strikes.
The odds of being killed in a tornado are 1 in 5 million. Only 60 people each year dies in tornados.
The odds of being killed from a bee, hornet, or wasp sting are 1 in 5.33 million.
The odds of being bitten by a venomous snake are 1 in 37,250. Only 12 people a year actually die from snake bites.
The odds of being attacked by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million. In fact, according to the International Shark Attack File, you are more likely to sustain an injury from your toilet seat than from a shark. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
The odds of being attacked and/or mauled by a bear are 1 in 36 million. And that's if you live in Wyoming.
So there's not much to fear this Friday the 13th.

6 comments:

Capt.Nic said...

I saw him too. What'd you think?

Toilet seat...that's a good one. I'd always heard vending machines (13 people a year die from vending machines falling on them; who knows how many of those deaths are from people trying to steal the vending machines), but toilet seats are an even better example. Here are a few interesting ones:

Odds of being killed by a dog - 1 in 700,000. Odds of being killed by falling out of bed - 1 in 2 million. And did you know there are 1 million ants for every person in the world?

Catherine_Creagan said...

good to know. so it's more likely that you'll die from falling out of bed than from a tornado? that's a little weird. wonder what the folks in Kansas think of that.

"Father Barry" said...

How did you see him?

Catherine_Creagan said...

He was speaking at the U of P. For free!

Anonymous said...

who is he???? don't laugh at my stupidity.

Catherine_Creagan said...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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