the national safety council has posted an oddly interesting list: the chances of dying via various means. it’s a huge list of various ‘means of death’, along with annual number of deaths by that cause, chances of dying by that means in a given year, and chances of dying by that means in a lifetime.
a few examples:
annually: 15,797 / chances in a year: 18,412 / chances in a lifetime: 237
Fall involving bed, chair, other furnitur,…
annually: 838 / chances in a year: 347,076 / chances in a lifetime: 4,473
annually: 11 / chances in a year: 26,440,910 / chances in a lifetime: 340,733
Contact with hornets, wasps and bees…
annually: 66 / chances in a year: 4,406,818/ chances in a lifetime: 56,789
i’m sure there’s some ministry use in here somewhere — a powerpoint game, or some “fun” stats for a series of life & death, or living passionately.
(ht to ginger at tasty faith)
2 thoughts on “chances of me dying from a bee or hornet sting this year: 1 in 56,789”
I’m interested in how so many people (more so than fireworks accidents) die from falling off of furniture. What in the world were they doing??