22 Jun 7 Things More Dangerous Than Sharks
7 Common Things More Dangerous Than Sharks
We can all agree that a shark attack will get some pretty crazy media attention but believe it or not sharks belong on the bottom of your list of things to worry about. On average one person will die from a shark attack every other year in the United States, does that sound like the deadly Jaws-like creatures you’ve always been told to fear? The odds are 1 in 250 million in the U.S.; you have a greater chance of winning the lottery with odds at a mere 1 in 175 million. So hold tight as we take a look at 7 every day things more dangerous than sharks.
Who would ever have thought that this cute fellow could be a stone cold killer? Cows are responsible for the death of an average of 20 people a year. Just something to think about next time you pour yourself a glass of ice-cold milk.
If you had told somebody 20 years ago that you could not only type messages to people from your phone, but it could also kill you they would have thought you were crazy. Texting is responsible for the death of 6,000 people annually. Let that sink in for a second and next time you text mom, “I love you” how about just give her a call instead.
5. Vending Machines
It’s reported that 13 people die every year from vending machine accidents. Maybe next time an ice cold soda calls your name you can drink water and put the extra dollar in a savings account.
4. Being Left-Handed
As if getting picked on in grade school wasn’t bad enough. Tough news for all of you left-handed people but it is estimated that nearly 2,500 people die annually just from being left-handed (natural selection was not on your side). It sounds far fetched but statistically left-handers are five times more likely to die in accidents than right-handed people. Fun fact: most kangaroos are left-handed.
3. Party Balloons
Shockingly, balloons are to blame for 3-5 deaths and that’s not including hot air balloons. Though the number is low it is still over twice as high as the number of people killed by sharks.
The National Academies of Sciences released a study stating that an average of 91 people will die per year due to asteroids. The study was done over a period of time and some asteroids caused a lot of casualties so the study is a statistical average and does not mean 91 people die every year. Either way make sure you wear your helmet when you go outside.
1. Cross Walks
Looking both ways has never been more important. 4500 people die each year from crossing the street. Crosswalks are dangerous but if you take the extra time they don’t have to be. Don’t forget to look before you walk!
Shark attacks are extremely rare but our hearts go out to the family’s affected in Oak Island North Carolina. Recent news reports have stated that the shark responsible for the two attacks has been caught and killed. We hope that this summer continues to be just as safe as every other summer here in Myrtle Beach!