How will you die?

After the recent tragic air disasters, many people are rethinking their travel arrangements, even abandoning their plans altogether out of fear that they may be involved in a mid-air incident themselves.

While we can assure you that death happens to everyone eventually, we can’t tell you when, where or how it will happen. We can, however, tell you the probability of you dying in 20 different ways. This data comes from several sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fireworks discharge (1 in 615,488)

Tsunami (1 in 500,000)

Asteroid impact (1 in 500,000)

Dog attack (1 in 147,717)

Earthquake (1 in 131,890)

Snake, bee or other venomous bite or sting (1 in 100,000)

Lightning strike (1 in 83,930)

Flood (1 in 30,000)

Air travel accident (1 in 20,000)

Drowning (1 in 8942)

Electrocution (1 in 5000)

Bicycle accident (1 in 4717)

Fire or smoke inhalation (1 in 1116)

Assault by firearm (1 in 325)

Falling down (1 in 246)

Intentional self-harm (1 in 121)

Motor vehicle accident (1 in 100)

Accidental injury (1 in 36)

Stroke (1 in 23)

Cancer (1 in 7)

Written by Andrea



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