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.