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    In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    The National Safety Council has been compiling and reporting on injury data every year since the 1920s. Click on the link for a table that shows the odds of dying from or being killed by a specific incident or occurrence such as a lightning strike or a plane crash. The one year and lifetime odds are both calculated.

    For example contact with hornets, wasps, and bees resulted in 52 fatalities in 2004, the annual odds of dying from such are 1 in 5,647,247 and the lifetime odds are 1 in 72,494.

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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    A 1 in 324 lifetime chance of being assaulted by a fire arm... That's scary.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Just goes to show you the only thing that is fair in life is that everyone will get the chance to die.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    It appears that my lifelong fear of dying from being bitten or struck by other mammals may be unfounded.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    But your chances of dying from falling or an transport accident are VERY good.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    I don't remember if the NSC is a governmental body or not, but I'm wondering, did my tax dollars pay for this?


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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    what about that lady who got killed by the sting ray that jumped out of the water, and steve irwin, i wonder what the chances of that happening are



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    News Flash: After receiving a multi-billion dollar grant from the federal gov't, I have SCIENTIFICALLY determined, that each and EVERY ONE of us has a 100% chance of dying.

    Personally, I am sitting, quivering in a pool of my own urine, worrying about it, in the corner, at this very moment.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    It appears that my lifelong fear of dying from being bitten or struck by other mammals may be unfounded.
    Personally, I feel a little better about wearing my jammie-jams after reading that there's only a 1 in 500,000 chance of dying when my nightwear ignites.


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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    News Flash: After receiving a multi-billion dollar grant from the federal gov't, I have SCIENTIFICALLY determined, that each and EVERY ONE of us has a 100% chance of dying.

    Personally, I am sitting, quivering in a pool of my own urine, worrying about it, in the corner, at this very moment.

    That doesn't seem like a surprise


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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    News Flash: After receiving a multi-billion dollar grant from the federal gov't, I have SCIENTIFICALLY determined, that each and EVERY ONE of us has a 100% chance of dying.

    Personally, I am sitting, quivering in a pool of my own urine, worrying about it, in the corner, at this very moment.
    Then you'd better be willing to pass on about half of that grant you received to me, because two people that never died come to mind (both found in the Bible) - Enoch (found in Genesis) and Elijah (2 Kings).

    I have to reduce your odds from 100% to 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999%...


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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Dying by overposting on websites is no longer a fear per this article. Those people show tenacity, fortitude, and dedication instead.


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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    I'd say the Michigan lady who was killed by the stingray that flew out of the water, hit her in the head, causing her to lose her balance, fall, and fatally smack her head on the deck of the boat isn't quite neatly covered by any one of the categories listed. However, I'd say the odds are pretty good that the odds of such a death are much worse than any one of the odds of any of those incidents by themselves...

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    Bitten or struck by other mammals, W53, W55
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    48,957

    Other and unspecified animate mechanical forces, W56, W58, W60, W64
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    Fall on same level from slipping, tripping, and stumbling, W01
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    Other and unspecified fall, W04-W05, W19
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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Then you'd better be willing to pass on about half of that grant you received to me, because two people that never died come to mind (both found in the Bible) - Enoch (found in Genesis) and Elijah (2 Kings).

    I have to reduce your odds from 100% to 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999%...
    If Enoch and Elijah didn't die, then where are they now?

    I guess I better keep my eyes out for two several thousand year old men. I bet they drive realllllly slow.



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    Re: In case you want to calculate the odds of dying

    Then there were the Highlanders......


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