DailyDirt: In The Long Run, We're All Dead

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If you’re looking for some good data to put into an infographic, it’s not too hard to find statistics on death. Reliable stats of how people died go back quite a ways, too. Sure, it’s a bit morbid, but most people don’t think about dying until they’re close to doing it. So if you’re curious, check out a few of these visualizations on how we die.

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Paul Renault (profile) says:

What are the odds?

…of being killed by…

Falling out of your bed:

A shark:

An asteroid:

100,000,000:1 – if you’re American.
If you’re Muslim, it’s 160,000:1.

Think about it, if you’re on non-Muslim American, you’re about a third more likely to be killed by an asteroid than by ISIS.

Ben (profile) says:

Re: Re: What are the odds?

I don’t think I’ve heard of anyone actually dying due to an asteroid. No one on the International Space Station has died, right? If the person was on Earth, they would have been killed by either a meteor (or meteorite after it killed them…; thank you They Might Be Giants!).

If there are 7 Billion people on the planet, and the odds are roughly 70 million to one, shouldn’t that mean roughly 100 people have died from asteroid/meteor/meteorite/space debris?

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