posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 03:50 PM
Heh, this reminds me of the very similar chart in my dentist's office, next to the x-ray machine. It's supposed to reassure people that the machine
is safe, because dying from exposure to the amount of x-rays the machine puts out is millions to one, or something like that.
I'm actually quite surprised by some of those numbers. Almost 1% of people commit suicide? That's pretty high, a lot higher than I thought. The
'legal execution' one seems pretty high, too; I'd have to figure out what that translates into executions per year, though, for it to mean more to
me. The 'alcohol blood poisoning' one seems low, as I expected more people to die from this.
Given my family history, I'll bet I go the way of 'heart disease, 1 in 5'.