Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chances of Dying (InfoGraphic)

This is an interesting infographic that is floating around that depicts the statistical likelihood of dying from any given event.

It's a commonly known fact that societies tend to focus irrationally on certain threats over realistic ones, and this infographic just might help dispel some irrational fears that you hold.

For example, I was surprised to see that skydiving is less risky behavior than driving a car in traffic, which I do quite regularly.  Looks like it may even be roughly as dangerous as flying commercially (well, except you probably won't have to deal with the TSA when you get on that prop plane at a small rural airport prepping for your skydive).

Note how dangerous any mountaineering is in Nepal.  Ouch.  Not great odds.

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