You Should Be More Afraid Of Coconuts Than Sharks
We all have fears. Some people are scared of spiders. Others are afraid of heights. Others are afraid of puppies (I am sure there are those of you out there). While some fears are rational and others not, the truth is that most of our fears are extremely misplaced. In fact you should be more afraid of falling coconuts than sharks!While I won't say that your fears are stupid (since I am definitely guilty of the fear of spiders) logic and numbers can make us look pretty silly.
Falling coconuts and vending machines each kill more people each year than sharks. And You're six times more likely to be killed by a pig than a shark, and when was the last time you heard of a pig killing anybody?!
Maybe we shouldn't have been so sad when Bambi lost his mommy since deer kill more people than bears, dogs, wolves, alligators, sharks, spiders, bees, wasps, scorpions, and snakes combined.
Now we could look at these numbers and say that there is a small chance of death by shark...but that is still a chance and a chance is all it takes to be scary!
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