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. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: accidents, cancer, data, death, flu, health, heart disease, infographics, non-communicable diseases, pneumonia, risk, statistics, tuberculosis


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    Pixelation, 19 Nov 2014 @ 5:37pm

    Time to outlaw stepladders...

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    Paul Renault (profile), 19 Nov 2014 @ 6:07pm

    What are the odds?

    ...of being killed by...

    Falling out of your bed:
    2,000,000:1

    A shark:
    3,700,000:1

    An asteroid:
    74,817,414:1

    By ISIS:
    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.

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      Avatar28 (profile), 20 Nov 2014 @ 6:01am

      Re: What are the odds?

      So you're over twice as likely to get killed by an asteroid as win the Powerball lottery and people win that all the time. Why do we not hear about more people getting killed by asteroids?

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        Ben (profile), 20 Nov 2014 @ 8:02am

        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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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Nov 2014 @ 6:55pm

    So when's the War on Heart Disease?

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    NoahVail (profile), 19 Nov 2014 @ 8:01pm

    Sometimes, how long we live is up to us

    In my wife's family and mine, there's a 100% causal rate between caring for ourselves and how long we life.

    We can smoke & drink and die at 53 - 67 or not and be in good health in our mid 80s. We can debate what makes up happy but everyone is 0% happy when they're dead.

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    Nabicomia, 20 Nov 2014 @ 7:13am

    Something nice

    I think that is the best so you have to have to find something nice to look at.

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