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The average Brit will narrowly dodge death five times during their lifetime, a new mortality report has revealed.
Common close encounters include being involved in a potentially fatal car crash - something that will happen to 40 percent of us - and surviving a high voltage electric shock (32%).
Other escapes include almost getting struck by lightning (36%) or living through a serious natural disaster including high impact earthquakes or raging floods (29%).
The study of over 1,000 people also found 23 percent of people think they owe their lives to others normally because they have been pulled back from stepping out in front of a bus
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I can't even think of one. Does lyme disease count? *laughs* I have had several car crashes but I don't think they were potentially fatal.
But I think this can come hidden, like someone pulling you back from stepping in front of a car. It is so simple that you forget it was a near death experience. How many of those do we face?
[edit on 7-5-2010 by nixie_nox]