Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die, by Michael Largo. I think I'm going to buy this book. The author has collected stats on how we die.
Did you know?
*In 2003, 24 people died from a rare lung disease caused by frequent exposure to the fumes from microwave popcorn.
*In 2002, 776 people were killed by accidential discharge of firearms.
*In 2002, 341 people were killed by being hit by a baseball.
*Between 1920 and 2000, 1682 people were killed by grizzlies and polar bears.
*Since 1965, 11556 people died from their dentures becoming lodged in their airway.
*From 1985 to 2004, 224 people were fatally electrocuted by their toaster.
*Since 1965, 265 people were killed while riding roller coasters.
*300 people die annually from chewing gum.
Yeah, I'm going to be reading this soon.

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