Odds of dying…

  • In a flood: 1 in 144,156
  • After being struck by lightning: 1 in 79,746
  • By legal execution: 1 in 62,468
  • By accidental electrocution: 1 in 9,968
  • In a fire/of smoke inhalation: 1 in 1,113
  • By drowning: 1 in 1,008
  • By suicide: 1 in 119
  • In a motor vehicle accident: 1 in 84
  • Of heart disease: 1 in 5
  • Of something or other: 1 in 1

According to this month’s National Geographic, anyway.

I want to see a statistical list of things your parents warned you about, like “Odds of jumping off a cliff” “Odds of being injured while running with scissors” “Odds of dying with previously dirtied underwear,” that kind of things. “Odds of death by karma” would be nice, too.