Kirt's Cogitations™ #23
Not Sure I Like These Odds

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Not Sure I Like These Odds

Odds are 1:36 that you will be killed by some sort of accident. There's a 1:81 chance that the accident will be while in a car, and 1:202 [questionable, krb] that it'll be by a firearm. A few more - 1:344 from poisoning, roughly 1:1500 by an asteroid (about the same as dying during a sports activity), 1:4837 by a terrestrial falling object, 1:10455 by drowning in a bath tub, and 1:29,860 from being caught between two objects. Finally, there's a 1:130498 chance that you'll suffocate yourself with a plastic bag. These, compliments of researchers at Princeton University.

A huge collection of my 'Factoids' can be accessed from my 'Kirt's Cogitations' table of contents.

Topical Smorgasbord, another manifestation of Factoids, are be found on these pages:

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All pertain to topics that are related to the general engineering and science theme of RF Cafe.