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Gambling with death: The odds on how Americans will die [chart]

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That meteorite that hit Russia has suddenly made the close passing of 2012 DA14 look all the more ominous, but the folks at The Economist want you to know that it’s far more likely the Grim Reaper will come in the guise of a set of stairs than a fiery object from the heavens.

Phew. Sounds like the perfect excuse to start installing slides in place of the staircases to us.

Full story at The Economist.

Saving death for another day.

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  • alan

    What about motorcycles?

  • Jim C. Punzalan

    What about in the act of performing the sex act?

  • Jobe


  • plop

    What about terrorists? Thanks economist