25 Everyday Things That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks

25 Everyday Things That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks


25. According to the American toy-related
deaths and injuries calendar for 2013–2014 six children between the ages of 5 and 12
died from latex balloons. They don’t specify how the deaths occurred but we think choking
is the most likely cause. 24.You wouldn’t really think of vending
machines as deadly would you? But these beasts actually kill more people per year than sharks
and snakes combined. How? Well, usually what happens is that when the machine steals somebody’s
snack, drink, or money, they start trying to rock it back and forth, it falls on them
and, well, you can guess the rest. 23. While parents around the world always
stress safety on the trampolines, these joyful inventions still contribute to at least two
deaths and numerous serious injuries each year 22. Ties are known for being the most necessary
accessories for men who spend hundreds of dollars buying classy suits and elegant shirts
but unfortunately they can be deadly too. Ties are responsible for the deaths of almost
ten men every year in the U.S., either by accident or using them to commit suicide. 21. In 2011 alone, twenty-nine people were
killed by falling TV sets, while there was only one recorded case of a fatal shark attack
that same year. 20. Despite being the favorite playground
equipment of most kids around the world swing sets are responsible for killing more than
twenty people (mostly kids) annually in the United States. 19. Not only are staircases and steps deadlier
than sharks, they are considered one of the deadliest things on the planet with more than
1,600 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. If you add in the numbers from all over the world
that total rises drastically. 18. These small heaters might not look threatening
at all but they are one of the top causes of accidental fires and fire-related deaths
in the U.S., with more than forty people dying each year. 17. Pencils have been proven to be one of
the deadliest objects as more than a hundred people die from them every year. The most
frequent cause is choking on the eraser. 16. Despite being considered so rare to the
point it has become a metaphor for extremely bad luck, lightning is responsible for numerous
deaths every year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, around
forty to sixty people lose their lives in the U.S. annually with the majority of them
struck on beaches. 15. With more than 75 citizens losing their
lives to these machines annually, the United States is currently leading the world in lawn
mower fatalities. The worst part about this, however, is that these deaths are usually
extremely bloody and painful. 14. More than 113 ladder-related fatalities
were recorded in the U.S. during 2014, which should be a reminder that climbing up and
down a ladder isn’t as innocent and harmless as you might think. 13. Despite the fact that there are numerous
other animals who kill way more humans than jellyfish, we picked this strange sea creature
to point out how sharks are not even the deadliest animals in the oceans. Some 20-40 people die
from being stung by box jellyfish every year in the Philippines alone, while the global
estimates are somewhere between 200–220. 12. More than a hundred people lose their
lives in Russia from these sneaky cold weapons. How? The reports don’t get specific but
we guess that when icicles drop from a high place they act like sharp knives. 11. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,
about thirteen children each year choke to death in a vain, futile effort to consume
hot dogs. What’s even sadder is that a similar Chinese-based survey showed that hot dogs
kill a substantially greater number of children in China than in the U.S. 10. Helping friends or family move their furniture
to a new place can be very, very dangerous, but most people don’t think it is as deadly
as it really is. For the record, twenty-six people are crushed annually by furniture,
which is about twenty-five more than the number of people who die from shark attacks. 9. Professional fireworks are extremely common
and safe in most cases for celebrating holidays, but it’s usually the smaller, personal fireworks
that cause the biggest tragedies. While it might seem a bit obvious to be careful around
something that sparks fire out of your hand, these colorful beauties “murder” about
seven people annually, while they seriously injure even more. 8. Dogs might have the reputation of being
man’s best friend but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at least
4.5–4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year and about thirty of these
bites result in death. 7. This awesome tropical fruit known for producing
one of the most delicious juices can also turn into a deadly weapon when it falls from
a tree and onto the heads of the unlucky who are sitting or walking beneath. According
to various estimates, coconuts kill about 150 people each year worldwide. 6. This might sound unbelievable or even like
a joke but believe it or not champagne corks are responsible for twenty-four deaths a year
globally. Apparently some people party too hard to the point where they fall victim to
The Bubbly. 5. Well, cell phones can’t directly kill
someone of course, but texting while driving is legally to blame for more than six thousand
deaths in the U.S. annually, which is about twenty-five percent of all auto collisions
in the country. 4. Candles are usually seen as necessary and
relaxing for romantic dinners and baths but in reality they cause over ten thousand fires
annually in North America, and are responsible for killing about 120 people in those fires. 3. Shopping on Black Friday can be a very
dangerous activity. As a matter of fact, it can be deadly, since in the past six years
seven people lost their lives and about a hundred were injured (some seriously) in the
United States. There is even a website that keeps track of these incidents. 2. Most of us might see our beds as the ultimate
shelter. A place where we can rest and sleep after a long, tiring day at work or school,
but how many of you knew that falling out of bed is responsible for killing 450 people
annually? And the scariest part, is that this number, accounts for U.S. victims only. 1. It’s estimated that more than three hundred
people drown in household tubs every year, with most of them either falling asleep or
being under the influence of drugs or sleeping pills.

15 thoughts on “25 Everyday Things That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks

  1. THE THING IS THO NOT ANYONE CAN GO FUCKING PET A SHARK ANYDAY IF THE WEEK BUT MOST OF THE THINGS ON THIS LIST PPL DO EVERYDAY RAISING THE RISK FACTOR .. BET U TEN MILL THAT IF ONE OUT OF EVERY THREE PPL ON EARH HAD A PET SHARK MORE PEOPLE WOULD DIE FROM SHARKS THERE FOR THIS IS A COMPLETELY BOGUSS STATISTIC TO BASE A LIST OFF OF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Aww stupid movies brainwashing people into thinking they're killing machines. In real life, they just want a hug

  3. WTF number 1. ages 5 to 12? geez, American kids are dumb. BTW I'm 11 and I've never been injured by a toy. (Waits for hate comments)

  4. I like how you continuously mention that shark attacks are a less-likely killer. It's true, and many people are under the wrong impression.
    great video!

  5. these statistics are sooo stupid!
    go and look for 100 palms. I walk under the palms and have the risk of fallen coconuts. and i look for 100 White Sharks and you have to swim with it!
    is that a deal?

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