Thursday, August 04, 2011

Things That Kill More People Than Sharks

It might be Shark Week at Discovery channel, but hot dogs & high school football kill more people than sharks. A good reminder that a fear of sharks is irrational. Check out the list of 20 things that kill more people than sharks every year here. Among them….hippos, lightening, tornadoes….oh, and hotdogs (which target CHILDREN!).










































Source: buzzfeed
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33 comments :

Eric said...

Please note your sources for these stastics

Jess said...

How many people do people kill annually?

Anton Gully said...

What about loud sharks with pastry who want to grab your attention before you fall out of bed and clatter into a bath tub wrapped around a deer?

Could happen.

Anonymous said...

I suspect almost all of these are made up, many implausibly so. Lightning for example only killed ~1100 worldwide last year. Less than 80 in the US.
550 People killed by Black Friday shopping? Fake.

J. Slader said...

Jess says: 12:13 PM Reply
How many people do people kill annually?

Very fair and intelligent question!!!!!!! :-)))

Anonymous said...

ok So how many Pro football teams from Georgia get killed by a Pro football team from DUUUUUUVAAAAAL?
Well Monday the 8th will make three this year and that will be a FACT you will read about all over the world!

AlphaCentauri said...

Interesting they included deer but left out smoking, landmines in former conflict zones, unrestrained riders in auto accidents, drunk driving, loaded guns stored in bedrooms etc., avoidable causes of death that would also far exceed shark attack.

Calling obesity the cause of 30,000 deaths is double-counting. It's usually not the weight itself that kills you; it's what you're eating to maintain it and the fact that you have diseases like diabetes, sleep apnea, atherosclerosis, hypertension, etc. that are made worse by poor diet.

Anonymous said...

Abortion... kills more than all of these combined, multiplied by thousands.

Anonymous said...

"Abortion... kills more than all of these combined, multiplied by thousands."

53,389 x 2,000 = 106,778,000

Abortion kills at least 36% of the population of the United States, each year. At this rate, in three years the United States will be empty!

Eye Opening, thank you!

Brenda The Vegan said...

You people are all stupid!

Anonymous said...

Yea, but pro-lifers are the most stupid off all. I thought the list was stupid and then I read the comments :(

patricio said...

how many people are exposed to sharks in a year? How many people die by dinos?

Matt H said...

How many people die annually from reading lame articles on the Internet?

I am a bit skeptical regarding your statistics.

Anonymous said...

I misread patricio's comment and thought it said " how many people die by dildos ? "

And now I'd like to know that, please.

Goaltastic said...

The picture for autoerotic asphyxiation is not autoerotic, simply erotic.
If you're into Star Wars.

Anonymous said...

Sources?

Anonymous said...

I thought abortion only killed un-people.

Of course, if we're going to use the word "unborn", then we should all keep in mind that everyone we talk to is undead.

Anonymous said...

well it's natural that ppl dies in accidents but these things to me sounds stupid LOL how can a baby hippo/ aunt/ falling off bed or lightening would kill anybody? LOL

Anonymous said...

u sound kinda confused to me Mr.Anonymous!! abortion kills the living baby in his/her mommy's tummy. science proves it

Anonymous said...

Hippos are actually very aggressive animals that will attack humans on shore or in boats with no provocation. And once you get attacked by a hippo, unless you have some serious gunpower, you die.
Falling out of bed kills old people with weak bones or disabilities because they often break something and are unable to get up to get help.
Fire ants (whose bites sting sort of like bees) can be deadly, especially if people are allergic to the bites (again, like bees).
Lightning kills people by striking them or setting buildings on fire.

Anonymous said...

this is originally a pro-marijuana legalization picture. after the shark there is a picture of a marijuana plant saying "kills 0 people annually"

Anonymous said...

Wow people have to much time on their hands

butler said...

Lightening? Seems like it would save the obese people, not kill them. http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/lighteninglightning.html

Anonymous said...

When's this getting around to Hitler?

gkbccb said...

idk but the comments on this post are f**kin hilarious!

sinter said...

I can't understand why others get angry about the data, those people killed are all accidental in nature which compare people killed with sharks than the others. And you cannot compare with people killed by people because that's intentional or cause by a crime i.e abortion, war or any other...

Technotricks said...

how many die on electric shock?

Anonymous said...

thusfar we know people die...
Now the only thing we should find out is who's feeling really alive. Like in having a life worth dying for. And what causes us to feel like that.

(abortion is not one of them)

Anonymous said...

Dugás közben hányan halnak meg?

rachel said...

...is the auto-erotic asphyxiation a scene from spaceballs?

Anonymous said...

These comments obviously come from American people ,Dont ask me why i think this because i am seldom wrong in my observations !!

Anonymous said...

Abortion doesnt count because its not like theres anything to kill anyway.

Anonymous said...

Dunno, but very good question! :)