Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Struck Dead From Above

Question: Are you more likely to be struck down from above or below?
Answer: Look to the heavens. Lightning kills more in the
U.S. than snake bites

73 Average number of Americans killed each year by lightning over the last thirty years
52 Average killed by lightning between 1999 and 2005 (highest was 66 deaths in 2002)
12 Largest number of annual U.S. snakebite deaths between 1960 and 1990
12 Largest number of annual snakebite deaths between 1999 and 2005 (12 deaths in the year 2000)
6 Average annual number of U.S. snakebite deaths between 1999 and 2005

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